2008 Cookie Swap!

My dear friend, Amy, hosted a cookie swap today. I always have a lot of fun at these. I love to bake but I’m not a big cookie baker. So this gives me a chance at least once a year to try something new.

This year I found my inspiration on the cover of All You magazine. (Shameless plug – this is a great magazine for the everyday woman with lots of high value coupons, fun projects, tips, etc. I offer it through SL@H at a rate of $19.95 for two years! That is just $0.83 cents per issue! Contact me if you would like more information.)

So I started with the first batch. Let me just say that these six cookies were all that were made with the three tiers. Can you say pain in the bootie? So I let BBC decorate these. Didn’t he do a great job?

This was his favorite. I let him eat it after I snapped this picture. When he was done with it he told me had a knew favorite and asked me to snap another picture so he could eat it as well. Ha!

I decided to go the lazy route and just do two tier snowmen. I actually like the way they look better, too! If I had it to do over, I would probably add some sparkly white sugar prior to baking. My favorite is at the top and is just partially pictured. The red frosting with white dots turned out really cute. Especially with a red and white striped hat!

Here they are all packed up and ready to go!

There were ten participants. Great minds think alike as Amy and I both used my absolute favorite SL@H product – our Cinnabar Footed Server. Amy made these amazing red velvet/white chocolate cake bon bons. I will see if she will let me post the recipe here. Delicious!

Here’s the loot I scored. All but one of my snowmen found a new home. The boys were super excited when I got back home. They made a dent in the stash right away.

Thanks again, Amy, for hosting another successful event! And please send me the recipe so I can share your yummy treat!

  • Jerri - Simply Sweet Home
    December 22, 2008

    Your snowmen look so cute! And it looks like you racked up in the sweets department!

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn
    December 22, 2008

    Oh I love cookie swaps! It makes it appear that you have accomplished so much! :)

  • Shannon
    December 22, 2008

    Those turned out so cute!

    In answer to your question, no, that was my sister in law’s couch. :)

  • Anonymous
    December 22, 2008

    Your are welcome! I am so glad you were able to make it and your snowmen were a hit!
    Amy S.

  • The Charm House
    December 23, 2008

    I just found your blog and YES, your Christmas Door is beautiful!!! And I want to jump in that plate of cookies with a big glass of milk with Santa!!!
    Hugs and Blessings,

  • Mind Your Manors
    December 30, 2008

    LOVE your blog! Those cookies are so cute! Also cannot wait to try hose cinnamon rolls.


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    September 27, 2012

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