I am so excited to be participating in this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! I did this a few years back with my old food blog and had so much fun eating delicious vegan cookies and making new friends! It is hosted by Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen–these lovely ladies have done such an amazing job of bringing the food blogging community together (566 bloggers joined in last year) to share yummy food and do some good. The cookie swap is also a fundraiser for Cookies For Kid’s Cancer–in 2015 they were able to raise nearly $14,000! Cookies that do good? How can you say no to that? :)
Here is a quick overview of how this works: sign up to particpate which includes making a $4.00 donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Once you are signed up you will be matched with three other food bloggers and these are who you will be sending cookies to. There is a section to note if you have any dietary preferences or allergies and you will be matched accordingly. Then you bake and ship out your cookies! After baking and shipping, post your cookie recipe on your blog and submit it to TGFCS. They will compile ALL of the delicious recipes and publish every one in a huge round up!
To sign up and for all the important dates and details, visit The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015 page.
I hope to connect with you fellow vegan food bloggers and can’t wait to give and receive some cookies!
PS: Some of you might be thinking, whoa–that is super scary to eat cookies from some random person! Or at least that’s what my boyfriend and some friends think–I on the other hand say, that’s more cookies for me! :) I had no issues the first time I did it and I am sure if there were issues, the swap wouldn’t be as successful as it is today and still going strong! I trust that all the food bloggers who are participating will prepare and package the food properly just like I am planning to do. Also, they are not really random people–they are new friends who you can learn more about through their blog or reach out with an email!