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Dec 12
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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

I recently chose to participate in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.

You can read all about it if you’d like, but the general gist is:

  1. Bake 3 dozen cookies
  2. Send 1 dozen cookies to 3 different people
  3. Receive cookies from 3 different people (1 dozen each)

Fun, right?

Even more fun is that a portion of proceeds go to a charitable organization and it’s all backed by OXO as an awesome sponsor.

And now for the details!

I concocted a recipe I call Strawberry Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies:

It’s a chewy honey cinnamon graham flavored cookie studded with dried strawberries and white chocolate chunks sandwiched to a partner with a tangy marshmallow cream cheese filling.

Want to make some?  Here’s the deal:

Cream:

1 stick butter

3 Tbsp powdered honey

1 cup brown sugar

Add:

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla bean paste

1 Tbsp cinnamon

Once incorporated, add:

1 3/4 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

As a final step, quickly fold in:

3/4 cup dried strawberries, chopped

3/4 cup white chocolate, chopped (or chips)

I used a small cookie scoop, dropped onto parchment lined sheets and bake in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.

For the filling

Cream together equal parts marshmallow fluff and cream cheese

Add a bit of lemon and vanilla extract to taste.

Once cookies are cool, squirt some filling on one 1/2, then sandwich with another cookie and you’re done!

In addition to sampling the cookies I baked and sent, I received cookies from the following folks:

Buckwheat Cocoa Nib Shortbread Cookies from Rosie @ forkpenmouth.wordpress.com.  These were really inventive, delicious, and PACKED with superfood ingredients.  The packaging with the whole vanilla bean and soft fabric remnants was on point with a natural, feel good presentation.

Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies from ??.  I am SO sorry, but I misplaced the business card that was packaged with these!

Almost Black They’re So Cocoa Cookies from Jackie.

I believe recipes for each of the cookies I received will be published this Friday on The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap page.

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