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Chocomint Blossoms

Whether it’s the act of baking cookies with family or friends, or leaving a few out for Santa with a nice glass of milk, cookies and the holidays just go together!

Chocomint BlossomsFor the second year in a row I participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by food bloggers, Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen. 

This year, with 622 participants, the event raised a total of $13778.40 for Cookies for Kids Cancer, a national non-profit that raises money to fund research to find safer, more effective treatments for pediatric cancer. Thank you so much to this year’s sponsors, OXO, Gold Medal Flour, Dixie Crystals and Grandma’s Molasses.

Chocomint BlossomsIt’s very simple how it works. Participating bloggers make a small donation to the fund and then receive the names and addresses of three other food bloggers across the country.

Each blogger bakes and mails three dozen cookies of their choice (one dozen cookies to each recipient) and in turn, also receives one dozen cookies from three other bloggers.

Chocomint BlossomsI had been seeing these fun-looking holiday cookies from Better Homes & Gardens (peppermint is a must this time of year!) online since last Christmas, and since I love all things chocolate (last year I made these chocolate and coconut no-bake cookies), I knew it had to be Chocomint Blossoms for my bloggers.

And they were so easy!

Chocomint BlossomsThrough this event I was introduced to some wonderful new-to-me bloggers. I sent my cookies to these fabulous recipients:

Hope you liked the cookies ladies!

Chocomint BlossomsAnd I received the most delicious cookies from:

  • Decadent Philistines Save the World (Winter Spiced Ale and Brown Sugar Cookies)
  • Blahnik Baker (Butterscotch Gingersnap Molasses Cookies)
  • Honey & Birch (Lavender Vanilla Crescent Cookies) Actually, these haven’t arrived yet. Poor Jenny has sent out two packages of cookies to me that have not made it to my doorstep – they keep getting stuck at the post office just miles away from my house – what’s up with that USPS??? Someone in their sort center is really having a cookie feast! Oh well, I am sure they must have needed them more than me!

Holiday CookiesIf you are a food blogger and would like to participate next year, go here to sign up for the email list and they will send you information when signups occur.

If you would like to support Cookies for Kids, your donation would surely be appreciated – go here for more information.

Chocomint BlossomsWhat cookies are you baking up in your kitchen this holiday season?

this year we raised a total of $13,778.40 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!
Read more at http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2013/12/bourbon-brown-butter-and-vanilla-bean-shortbread-cookies.html
this year we raised a total of $13,778.40 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!
Read more at http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2013/12/bourbon-brown-butter-and-vanilla-bean-shortbread-cookies.html
this year we raised a total of $13,778.40 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!
Read more at http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2013/12/bourbon-brown-butter-and-vanilla-bean-shortbread-cookies.html
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