The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011 - the first year of this cookie swap devised by Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen - is now coming to an end! Today is the day we post our cookie recipes and link them all up at Lindsay's and Julie's link party and we wash our hands of it. But it was so much fun! They promise us there will be another next year - I sure hope so. This one was wildly popular - I think the end count of sign-ups was over 600 and although they originally planned it to be open to the US and Canada only, it ended up being in several other countries too - I don't have all the stats but I'm sure Lindsay or Julie will post them. This was one impressive swap!
I wanted to tell you guys about this little badge you may have seen on my homepage recently. I am so excited to be taking part in the first Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by Lindsay at Love and Olive Oil and Julie at the little kitchen. Each blogger that registers is required to whip up three dozen of your best cookies, then ship a dozen of them to three different bloggers that you will be matched up with. You then receive a batch of cookies to taste/sample/inhale and then everyone publishes the recipes on a set date. The links to all will be posted by Lindsay and Julie and everyone can get plenty of inspiration for next year's (they hope to make this an annual event).