• Cookies, Glorious Cookies

    January 10, 2010

    Holy cookies! Today was a million times better than Cookie Friday! I must say, Shannon’s Cookie Swap was quite the success! :-D I definitely left her apartment with a belly FULL of delicious cookie goodness!

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    In addition to the plethora of cookies, Shannon provided her guests with some savory snacks to munch on. I tried at least a bite of everything.

    Shannon served smoked salmon mousse + crackers + cucumbers.

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    Chips + salsa + guacamole.

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    Mini quiches made with pear and gorgonzola. Mmm!

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    Coconut-chia almonds. Heavenly!

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    And bacon-flavored potato chips.

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    The bloggers mingled before the main event.

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    The cookie selection was out of control! There were so many delicious options. Not surprisingly, I ate one too many cookies, but isn’t that the point of a cookie swap? ;-) I had wanted to try one of each cookie, but after eating 5 or 6, my stomach was just too full. I took at least one of each cookie home with me, so I’m sure I’ll get to taste them all within a day or two! ;-)

    Check out this wonderful spread of goodies at the Cookie Swap!

    My Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Bars

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    Bridget’s Chocolate Almond Orange Macaroons

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    Shannon’s Maple Bacon Toffee Oatmeal Cookies

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    Bacon?!? Yep, bacon. The flavor was very subtle and it nicely complimented the maple and toffee.

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    Adrienne’s Lime Meltaways

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    Elina’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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    My coworker Melissa highly recommended these cookies to me around the holidays, so I was psyched to see that Elina made them for the Cookie Swap. They basically tasted like rich espresso brownies. Delish!

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    Kelly’s Cookie Dough Truffles

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    I’m dying to try one of these! I’ll probably enjoy one tonight after dinner. ;-)

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    Nicole’s Lemon Almond Cranberry Crescents

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    Kerstin’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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    These bars were no joke. In addition to lots of peanut butter and chocolate, the inside included pretzel pieces and chunks of Whoppers!

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    Rebecca’s Break-Up Bars

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    These were easily a favorite! Holy yum!

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    Mary Kate’s Black & White Cookies

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    Black & White cookies are one of my favorites. Mary Kate’s were SO GOOD!

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    I <3 cookies! The Cookie Monster was in heaven! :mrgreen:

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    Of course, us bloggers needed to snap some photos!

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    And then the swapping began!

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    Check out the loot that I took home with me!

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    Even Murphy got some goodies!

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    Shannon baked him some doggie treats. Thanks, Shannon!

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    Thanks, Shannon, for a wonderful afternoon! I really enjoyed my first Cookie Swap! :mrgreen:

    I’m not sure that I want to eat dinner after all of those cookies, but maybe some “real food” will help get me out of my sugar coma. :-?

    (Wow, there were a lot of exclamation points in this post. I guess I really do get excited about cookies! ;-) )

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    { 64 comments… read them below or add one }

    Jenny January 10, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Wow all of those cookies sound so yummy and really creative! Homemade cookies are seriously something to be enjoyed :)

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    lily @ lily's health pad January 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Holy cookies! Those all look amazing! They’re making my mouth water.

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    Jenna January 10, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I would have to say those chocolate peanut butter bars sound the best, besides your of course ;)
    glad you enjoyed the cookie swap!
    Jenna

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    Susan January 10, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    All those cookies looks amazzzzzzzzing. I have to go clean up my drool now.

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    Erin January 10, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Wow, everything looks SO yummy!

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    Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 10, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I’m curious about the break up bars. Why were they your favorite and why are they called break up bars. Are they so good they should be taken to girlfriends who have just broken up with their boyfriends and need to be consoled? What’s in them? I have so many questions.

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    Ali@ Food, Fitness Fashion January 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Looks like a really fun day!!!!! Your cookies look divine!

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    Elina January 11, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Today was so much fun (a definite sugar overload, but so much fun). Great overview, as always. Let’s get together soon. We still need to go to Drink, right?!!! ;)

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    diana(mymarblerye) January 11, 2010 at 12:13 am

    HOLY SHIZZLE. That is such a fun idea!!! Look at all those treats!!

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    Christy January 11, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I want cookies now!! :razz: Yum!

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    christine October 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    @Christy: I want to make some cookies for christmas!

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    Ally January 11, 2010 at 12:31 am

    What a great idea! You always think of doing cookie swaps before the holidays…but after is a great idea to! Is this an annual thing?

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    Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) January 11, 2010 at 8:41 am

    All of those cookies look fantastic! Yum! Love the variety!

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    Michelle Eatingjourney January 14, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I tell my co-workers in Australia about this stuff all the time..they don’t believe me that we do this in America.

    they just drink beer and champange.

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