Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Holiday Cookie Exchange #1

Calling all food bloggers!

Announcing the first Holiday Cookie Exchange! In the spirit of the holidays, I thought we could all get together and do some cookie recipe blogging. I know that most of us will be baking anyway, so this will be a great opportunity to show off those sweets as well as get some new recipes.

I hope that this will be the first holiday cookie exchange of many to come! After all, there are plenty of holidays that warrant cute and delicious cookies: Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween, to name a few. Vickie at The Moveable Feast has graciously offered to host a future exchange.

The event will be held for the three Fridays following Thanksgiving: December 2nd, 9th, and 16th (I have no illusions about any of us having time to do this on the 23rd!) Post your entry on your blog by Friday and submit a comment with the permalink on my site under the HCE #1 posting. I'll try to get all the links up by Friday evening so that everyone can check out the recipes all weekend long.

This is my very first event, so I hope that it all works out! (I'm a little nervous, though I am not sure why!) With all of these great cooks out there, I bet we'll have some really great recipes to share!

Dawn

11 comments:

michelle said...

Hi Dawn!
Don't be nervous - everything sounds perfect! You can count me in, and thanks so much for hosting!

vlb5757 said...

Dawn, you know I am all over this. I will be looking at books all weekend to plan out what I will bake. I don't need to eat them so the neighbors will be thrilled!!

Dawn said...

Michelle, thanks for the supportive comments! I am looking forward to seeing what everyone makes!

Vickie, I bet your neighbor will be thrilled!

Kristi said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. My blog isn't a food blog, so is it alright if I participate? I'm a novice baker, but your blog and other foodie blogs have provided me with much inspiration and some great recipes (especially the pumpkin cheesecake recipe!). I hope to participate in at least one of the Fridays, given my crazy IVF schedule.

s'kat said...

This sounds great, and I look forward to participating. Can't wait to see what everyone will be baking!

Dawn said...

Kristi, you are definitely welcome to participate! The more the merrier.

s'kat, same here, I can't wait to see all the different stuff!

Rachael said...

So the idea is just to post a picture and recipe on our sites and you will do a roundup? And here I was all excited to get cookies in the mail...LOL. I guess this is better for my waistline though!

Dawn said...

Believe me, Rachel, that was definitely my first inclination! I love the idea of actually exchanging packages, but agreed with others that this would be the best way, ultimately. Everyone can afford to post a blog entry (while it's more difficult to mail cookies around the county - and world!). So, on the given Fridays, just post on your blog, then come here and I'll have a posting up on my blog. Post a comment for on that entry with the permalink for your blog entry. I'll update my post periodically with everyone's links and info so that it is easily accessible to visitors. Can't wait to see what people come up with...traditional, unusual, pretty, and who knows!

Melissa CookingDiva said...

OK girls, I am IN!!! will post my entry soon :) Hugs,

an orange said...

This is a cute idea! I will try and make it - I'm sure I'll be baking at some point.

MeBeth said...

Here they are

http://holdtheraisins.blogspot.com/2005/12/c-is-for-cookie.html

Thanks again for hosting the exchange - I cant wait to see everyone's cookies!