This year I had the great opportunity to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013. It was a great way to raise money for charity and receive yummy cookies.
It’s very easy to participate in this cookie swap. You can sign up here to get notification of when the next one starts for 2014. Once you are able to sign up you will pay an entrance fee which goes to charity, this year they raised $13,000 for Cookies for Kids Cancer. After you’ve signed up they will send you three names of bloggers whom you will send each 1 dozen cookies. You in return will get three dozen cookies from three other bloggers.
I received three boxes of the greatest cookies. I was so excited to eat them that I didn’t take pictures. And I call myself a food blogger??! They were so good and I can’t thank them enough for them. One of them sent me a cute Christmas Countdown Chalkboard and a towel. Super, super cute.
As much as I was excited to sign up for this I was also pretty nervous to participate since I only know how to make one cookie and it’s a no bake cookie recipe. Side note, if you want a great pot roast then I’m your girl, if you want a great dessert, I’m not it. I’m working on it though.
Thank goodness this is my favorite cookie. These are the perfect cookies to give to neighbors or co-workers. They are quick to put together and you will most likely already have everything. These cookies do contain peanuts.
I hope you give these cookies a try and sign up for next years The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. It’s lots of fun.
- 2 cups white sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- a pinch of salt
- ½ cup chunky peanut butter
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, cocoa, milk and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oats.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow cookies to cool for at least an hour.