The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

Last year I participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen and decided to do it again this year!


The swap also was a benefit for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was an awesome way to give back during this holiday season! Go check out everyone who participated!

Receiving 3 dozen cookies of different kinds is awesome and such a treat and I’ve enjoyed baking my own and sending them out too.

This year I made a Double mint Double chocolate cookie.


My recipe was based on a chocolate chip recipe that I LOVE but I jazzed it up by making a chocolate base and adding white chocolate chips and peppermint pieces.


Crushing the peppermint was so hard (I later learned that using a hammer is a much easier method) but I think the cookies turned out okay.

I sent my cookies to these lovely bloggers:

Carrie @ Poet in the Pantry

Alex @ yums and loves

Alyssa @ What’s Cooking, Love?

And received some delicious cookies from the following:

Nancy @ River tree Kitchen sent me these lovely Browned Butter Bars with Chocolate Ganache


Kathia @ Pink Little Cake sent me some chocolate shortbread which really melted in my mouth


Dana @ Food for Thought sent me some delicious oatmeal cookies with cranberries and chocolate chips. These were devoured so quickly that I forget to take pictures.

I really enjoyed the exchange both for receiving cookie, baking them, and getting to interact with bloggers from all over the country!

Last but not least here’s my recipe:


Double mint Double chocolate cookies

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

Mix the above together

3 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

Mix these together and then add to wet ingredients

Add about half a bag of white chocolate chips, 1 cup mint m&ms and 1 cup crushed peppermint pieces (I would also suggest Andes peppermint baking pieces, I just couldn’t find them at the time)

Mix together and drop by rounded teaspoons on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes.

Cool and enjoy!


About Kristina

I'm a college student who's a self-proclaimed foodie, book lover, and exerciser. Balancing life, school, exercise, and my hobbies isn't easy but I'm making it work and trying to live healthy along the way.

6 responses to “The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

  1. thanks for the tasty cookies! my husband and I devoured them! i also received cookies from Dana! yum!

  2. I can vouch that these are very yummy! We loved them–thank you! 🙂 Nancy’s browned butter bars with chocolate ganache were also fantastic!

  3. What is better than mint and chocolate!!! I can’t wait to participate next year!

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Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.
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