Blogger Holiday Cookie Swap

It all started because I was bragging on Facebook about these amazing Oatmeal Pumpkin Cranberry cookies that I made last weekend.  A few friends responded with requests for the recipe.  My good friend Jenny of Karma (Continued) took over from there.  She tried the cookies yesterday, and did her bragging on Twitter.  It really got the ball rolling.  Long story short:  We all love cookies!

This impromptu Twitter chat with @WendyWillBlog @mommyofamonster @letters4lucas @PorchSwingMom @oldtweener and @jennyfeldon about delicious cookies resulted in the following decision:  We need to do a #cookieswap!  I love to bake with my kids, and apparently many of you do too.  Why not bake a batch of your favorite cookies and send them off to a fellow blogger for a little holiday treat?  In return you will be surprised with a batch of that blogger’s favorite cookies.  It’s a win/win if ever there was one…and a great way to spread holiday cheer.  Have I convinced you yet?

I will make this very easy on you (and hopefully me).  Ready?  Here goes:

Email me some info:  Your real (gasp!) name and mailing address and any food allergies in your house.  (Holiday cheer is not that cheery if someone with a peanut allergy gets a box of peanut butter cookies in the mail!)

This just in:  My lovely friend Ashley from My Front Porch Swing is helping me out with #cookieswap.  And it’s getting even better!  We will put all of the recipes used in #cookieswap into an ebook that will be available for download & to offer on your blog within the next 2-3 weeks!!!  In addition to yummy treats, you also get a recipe ebook and a little blog promotion.  Happy holidays!  That said, I need just a few more items from you.  In your email to me, please include your recipe, your blog name and URL, and a blogging tip that you might want to share (that last part is completely optional, but we know many of you have some great tips to share).

One more small detail:  Please post about #cookieswap on your site.  The more the merrier, and the better the ebook!

Deadline to email me the info:  November 30th

Be patient:  Once I get all of the names of bloggers who love to #cookieswap, I will email you the name, address, and food allergy info of your blogger.

Bake & Ship:  Let’s all ship our cookies on December 12th so that we all get our boxes that week!  I won’t tell you how to ship them, that’s up to you, but I’m going with an Priority Mail Flat Rate Box to ensure fresh cookies.  #justathought  (The fact that I can’t seem to get to the post office to mail the three boxes that have been sitting in my front hall for over two weeks is only slightly alarming.  I will mail the cookies!)

Recipe:  Please include a copy of the recipe you used.  You know, just in case your blogger gets hooked on these cookies and needs to make them again three days later.

Have fun and enjoy your yummy surprise!  

Chat about it with the hashtag #cookieswap, but please don’t tell your blogger what you’re sending…let’s keep it a secret until the boxes arrive.

Ok bloggers, are you with me?  Who wants to swap cookies?  Anxiously checking my inbox…

p.s. One Canadian blogger asked about joining in…I’m happy to match Canadian bloggers for a swap too.  Let me know! 


About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)


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