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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap December 12, 2012

Filed under: Baking — thehobbyholic @ 1:00 am

I like to bake. I like cookies. And I like to blog (when I remember to post!). So I decided to participate in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap of 2012! I found out about the cookie swap shortly after last years swap was over and thought it would be fun to participate in. And it was! What is not to like about receiving cookies in the mail?

I received delicious cookies from 3 other bloggers. Go check out their recipes.
The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie
Attack of the Hungry Monster
The Chick Geek

I poured over my cookie recipes trying to decide on which one would be just right for the swap. Something that would ship well. But something not overly involving as I’m super pregnant (due in 2 weeks). I finally decided on a recipe I acquired from a friend last year when I hosted my first cookie exchange. I made The Elves Snickerdoodles. It’s a snickerdoodle but with nutmeg, lemon and a little glitter for flare. Enjoy!

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The Elves Snickerdoodles

2 c Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/2 c Vegetable Shortening
2 Tbsp Butter, Softened
1 c Sugar
1 Large Egg
1/3 c Sour Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Grated Lemon Zest
Colored Sugar/Edible Glitter

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, using and electric mixer, cream the shortening and butter. Gradually mix in the sugar. Beat in egg until blended, then the sour cream, vanilla extract and lemon zest.

With wooden spoon, stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture half at a time, until evenly mixed. Cover and refrigerate 30-60 min.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll in colored sugar/edible glitter. Place on cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Bake for 15-18 min until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2-3 min then transfer to a wire rack.

Makes 2 doz cookies.

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One Response to “The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap”

  1. I loved these – thanks so much for sending :) I also got cookies from two of your bloggers – The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie AND Attack of the Hungry Monster. I enjoyed them all :)


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