Friday, November 11, 2005

Virtual Cookie Swap?

I was just reading about the cookie swap going on over at Cooking Light (started by Sweetnicks) and as much as I'd love to participate this year, with the move just before Thanksgiving, it's probably a bad idea.

But then I thought maybe we could do a virtual cookie swap (where we'd exchange recipes only) here! Anyone interested? If there is enough interest, I'll come up with some guidelines and host the swap here.

Please let me know if there is a similar event going on elsewhere in the food blogging world. I don't want to compete with an ongoing or already established event.

Just an idea...............


  1. I'd like to play! Can we make it a little later though? I can't do the CLBB swap because our show is on Thanksgiving weekend. I'm up for any weekend after that. So we'll post a picture and the recipe?

  2. Anonymous6:24 PM

    I'd love to participate! With a new baby in the house I know I won't have time to do all the baking I'd like, but a virtual swap would be perfect. :)

    I'm Stephanie (gertdog) from the CL boards, by the way.

  3. Hi fellow CL BBers!

    Sure, we can make it after Thanksgiving - that would be better for me too.

    Yes, recipe(s) and a picture (if possible) even though my picture stink. ;)

    Hopefully we'll get enough people who want to participate.....

  4. kathy b8:08 PM

    Can I join in even if I can't post a picture? (I can TRY, but I've never done it and cannot guarantee it would happen). I'd love to swap some holiday cookie recipes though!

  5. Sure, Kathy, you can join in. Pictures are nice, but not necessary. Heck, I take pictures, but they don't really come out that great anyway......

  6. valchemist10:15 PM

    I'm in, too!

    I'd love to share pictures.


  7. Hey! This sounds like a great idea - there is a large event happening with this idea (you asked if there was any other events).

    Go here for more info! Anyone can participate!

    Cookie Swap

  8. Anonymous10:23 AM

    I might be in but I just saw that you HATE almond extract and my favorite swap cookie uses it. Can I decide when the guidelines go up (dates and everything)? I'm 615bride from CLBB, by the way!

  9. 615bride - Sure you can wait to decide. This swap would be for everyone, not just me, so don't let the almond extract thing keep you from posting your recipe!

    Thanks Joe - I'll check out the over event. Then we can decide if we want to just be part of that one or create our own.

    Hi Val. :)

  10. I would love to join, if that's okay. I only make traditional Austrian Stuff though, so some of the recipes I wanna try first before I post the reicpes ;-)

    Daniela aka. Tyroleancutie

  11. I vote "create our own." I read that link a few times and still don't really "get" how it works. plus, it seemed too impersonal.

  12. Well, let's just plan on doing something here. I may even participate in the other one (a big maybe), but it's no big deal to post to both places, so feel free to do both!

    I'll post more later on the swap..........

  13. I'm in - even tho I just started the South Beach diet..........