December 12, 2021

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013

Another year... another cookie swap!
I absolutely love that Lindsay and Julie put this together last year on a whim, without planning on it being such a huge success! This year, they had a pretty good idea it would be even bigger - not to mention better, so they added a charity component to it - which, personally, I think is fantastic. Then they even got oxo to match the donations all the participants gave - seriously, how cool is that!? If you want to donate or just learn more about cookies for kids cancer you can do so here.
Last year I made Monster Cookies - they are one of my favorites, but they are a soft cookie and they fell apart when they were shipped. So, I did some reading on how everyone else sent their cookies and this year I got a bit smarter.
I made Martha Stewart's cookies this time around and I over cooked them by about a minute to make them a bit crunchier - in hopes that they would hold up during shipment better! However, that did also mean that I liked them a little less - Until I discovered how good they were when dipped in my coffee! 
I sent cookies to Table for Two, Bake Your Day and Healthy Wifestyles - did I mention that I totally spaced and forgot to put the cookie title and recipe in the boxes I shipped off!? Sorry Ladies!
I received cookies from Cookie District that we STUNNING, Girly Obsessions that were adorably wrapped up - I'm taking notes for next year and another dozen from Making Life Sweet that were fantastic! Thank you all SO much ladies!
The cookies I made have lemon zest in them and it just gives them that added umph that takes them from good to great.
*Adapted from Martha Stewart's Cookie's Cookbook
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup of butter
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Turbino Sugar, for topping
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together all of the ingredients in a mixer until just combine
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and dollup the dough onto the cookie sheet, sprinkle with the turbino sugar
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes
Thanks again to our lovely organizers - Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen :)


Rachel Cooks said... [Reply to comment]

These look great! Love lemon cookies.

Lauren Hardy @ Making Life Sweet said... [Reply to comment]


Good to see what you made for the swap! Very nice. :)

Happy holidays to you!

Gingered Whisk said... [Reply to comment]

Your lemony sugar cookies sound delicious!

Cassie | Bake Your Day said... [Reply to comment]

I loved these, Mackenzie!! The lemon was perfect. Thank you so much!

Julie @ Table for Two said... [Reply to comment]

I knew there were lemons in this! They were so good and crunchy! I was so thrilled to see it was you that I got the cookies from and the little goodies you included - you're such a doll! I use that wino paper for my grocery list - ya know, to remind me to wine up! ;)

Ashley Rutter said... [Reply to comment]

Mackenzie, your cookies look great! I love lemony things!

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