The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011
Never wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. ~Lora Brody
Don’t believe me? Think about how quickly goodies disappear after the “cookies in the break room” e-mail goes out, or the little girl with the ear-to-ear smile and a chocolate chip stained face in front of the Mrs. Fields counter, or the joy that washes over you when you open the oven to peek at the gooey, melty dough.
Cookies = joy. Period.
Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1-2 cups white-chocolate chunks
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 3/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Beat butter and sugars until creamy, mix in eggs and vanilla extract
3. In a new bowl, thoroughly combine dry ingredients then incorporate into the butter mixture
4. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes
I typed the recipes on notecards with my old-fashioned typewriter. It was a good idea in theory, however I did end up with quite the pile of botched attempts before I got three perfect (or close enough!) sets.
So, that’s what I sent, but what did I receive?
I received a dozen awesome cookies from the following:
1. Jeweled Fruitcake Biscotti from The Princess Aioli – I never bake biscotti myself, so these were really a treat to get.
2. Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Eat. Swim. Shop. – I had chocolate and mint on the brain all week and these sure satisfied the craving!
3. Oatmeal Yummies from Nutmegger – A childhood favorite of hers that I also really enjoyed
About the Cookie Swap
The premise is this: sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other bloggers. Eat them all yourself (or, you know, share. If you want. No judgement either way.) Post your cookie recipe on your blog. See everyone else’s cookie recipes. Salivate. Get lots of great ideas for next years’ cookie swap. Rinse and repeat.