Did you know that, on December 2 2013, hundreds of food bloggers from different countries swap cookies? Packages filled with delicious cookies crossed countries and oceans to arrive at doorsteps and be devoured. This isn’t the first time this phenomenon has happened. It has been happening since 2011.
All of these bloggers (including myself) joined together for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, in partnership with OXO, Gold Medal Flour, Dixie Crystals and Grandma’s Molasses, to benefit Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. And, we were able to raise $13,778.40! How awesome is that!?
I thought long and hard about what kind of cookies I wanted to make. This was my first time participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I felt a lot of pressure to get it right, only because I am nutty like that. Finally, I decided that some chewy gingery cookies with chocolate chips and a rum glaze would be “aaaaaawesome sauce!”
This recipe was perfect! The best part was that the recipe made just over 4 dozen, three for the swap and one for me! And, I ate every single one, including all the crumbs. I have fallen in love with the combination of ginger and chocolate and I am sure you will too. I made the glaze extra thin so it would dry for shipping, but feel free to make it as thin or as thick as you like and add a little extra rum if you like too.
A special shout out to Julie and Lindsay for wrangling all these crazy food bloggers and coordinating this awesome cookie swap benefiting such a great cause. Also, thank you to Kristin, Jessica and Megan for the yummy cookies! We ate them all!
If you want to know more about The Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap check it out here!