I had a jarring realization this past weekend that we were less than two weeks away from Christmas and that I hadn’t started any Christmas shopping – or worse, any Christmas baking. But then I remembered that I had actually baked and sent off holiday cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap several weeks ago, so all was not lost. I participated in the Cookie Swap in 2013, then missed the sign-up deadline last year, so I was pretty excited to be part of it again this year. Participants pay a small entrance fee to raise money for the Cookies for Kids Cancer campaign, and then are matched up with three food bloggers to send cookies to. In return, you receive cookies from three other bloggers. These are the goodies that I got in the mail:
- Vegan candy cane shortbread from Kacey of The Cookie Writer
- Vegan snickerdoodles from Lisa of The Viet Vegan
- Three different kinds of brown sugar cookies from Allison of The Bacon Eating Jewish Vegetarian
Merry Christmas to me, indeed!