This is the second year that I have participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This event is where food bloggers get together, bake cookies, send them to other bloggers, and blog about the cookies they made. I was paired up with bloggers who I sent cookies to and other bloggers sent cookies to me.
This event was so much fun! It was great to meet new bloggers and I love baking cookies. It is always fun to get mail, especially when it is cookies! Plus the proceeds go to a great cause, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This year over $13,000 was raised, which is awesome. If you didn’t participate this year, I definitely recommend it, the cookie swap is a lot of fun!
I sent yummy cookies to Sarah at My Little Red Mixer, Jennifer at Mother Thyme, and Julie at She’s Almost Always Hungry. I received Brown Butter Nutella Chip Cookies from Meriem of Culinary Couture and Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Mary Ellen of That’s My Home. These cookies were all so delicious, thank you!
For the cookie swap, I decided to make Peppermint Mocha Pudding Cookies. I love making pudding cookies, the pudding adds so much flavor to the cookie and makes them very moist and soft. These usually stay moist for at least a week after. This is perfect for cookie exchanges and if you are going to mail cookies to someone or give them as a gift. That’s why I decided to make these for the cookie swap, so that they would still be good on arrival.
These Peppermint Mocha Pudding Cookies were so delicious. I loved the combination of the chocolate, coffee, and peppermint flavors in the moist cookie. I also really liked the crunch the Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips gave to the cookies. These are great for the season and I will definitely be making these delicious cookies again!
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