On Saturday afternoon, the doorbell rang and the kids rushed in carrying a small white box: our first shipment of cookies fromThe Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. Carol, of Cafe Carol, sent me one dozen soft, spicy Gingerbread Trees, drizzled with just enough sweet-tart lemon icing. The kids were thrilled with the cookies. Carol's blog is beautiful. If you are looking for a Thanksgiving dessert, she has a recipe for a walnut-topped Pumpkin-Ginger Cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. It looks amazing.
I found out about the cookie swap from Emily at Chicago Food Swap. Shortly after registering, I received the names of three other food bloggers. I'm looking forward to baking and shipping their cookies right after Thanksgiving. The swap donates money to Cookies for Kids' Cancer for pediatric cancer research. On December 11th, all bloggers participating in the swap will post their recipes; links will be available on the The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap site. If you need inspiration for your own holiday baking, these blogs would be a great place to start!