I cannot believe it's that time of year again. Lindsay and I are
excited thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!! It's a simple premise, sign up (& donate to participate), receive 3 food bloggers' names and addresses, send out 1 dozen of the same cookies to each of the 3 names you get, receive 3 different cookies from 3 different people assigned to you and then post about the recipe you sent out. It was a blast last year and we're so excited to do it again!
If you're not a food blogger, Veronica is holding a cookie swap for non-bloggers on her site at Veronica's Cornucopia.
Last year, we had over 600 food bloggers from around the world participate and send over 22,000 cookies!! We're hoping to have it even bigger this year and we hope you'll help us get the word out.
Just a glimpse into what some of the cookies looked like last year…
great news, we partnered with a charity this year
After we finished the cookie swap last year, one of the things Lindsay and I discussed was the idea of adding a charity component to the cookie swap. We were thrilled at how well-received the cookie swap was and we wanted to build on the momentum of the cookie swap as well as do some good. I'm so pleased to announce that we're partnering with Cookies for Kids' Cancer. We are collecting a cookie swap registration fee of $4.00 from everyone who wants to join the cookie swap. This is so amazing, your donation is tax-deductible donation, it goes to a worthy cause and the money goes directly to them. As organizers, Lindsay and I won't be handling any money. It's a win-win for us all! You get cookies and we raise funds and awareness for an awesome charity.
Another thing that we're so excited about, OXO is a huge supporter of Cookies for Kids' Cancer – they are matching our donations, dollar for dollar (up to $100,000) AND they will be mailing everyone who signs up and follows through with donating – a Be a Good Cookie spatula. (U.S. participants only and only one per household.)
sign up today!
There are tons of details including rules for the cookie swap on our official Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap website. Be sure to read it carefully as there will be no refunds of donations if you decide to drop out before the swap matches are made or if you don't meet all of the requirements to participate. Any news or reminders or updates will occur on the Cookie Swap site as well.
Hurry over to the cookie swap site to sign up, the deadline is November 5, 2012!
So far we have…these many sign ups…
Please make sure you visit and read the cookie swap info to see if your question is answered. If not, be sure to ask in the comments below and I'll get you an answer. Let's do it that way since you never know, someone else might have the same question!
Tweeting, pinning or instagraming about the cookie swap? Be sure to use the hashtag #fbcookieswap!
Grab the Cookie Swap Badge
<a href=”http://www.fbcookieswap.com” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.fbcookieswap.com/images/fbcookieswap2012_badge.png” alt=”The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012″ border=”0″ /></a>
*100% of all donations will go directly to Cookies for Kids Cancer, a recognized 501(c)3 public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey.
Jaynie Smith says
So excited to bake and ship some cookies! Ready to swap!!!
[email protected] says
YAY! I am now an official cookie swapper–I can’t wait. 🙂
Lauren @SizzleEats says
So Excited!! Can’t wait to give this a try!! I love cookie Swaps! The options are endless!
I was so bummed not to participate last year… and this year the kitchen may be under construction leaving me oven-less right around then. Waaaah. I wanna participate!!!!
Lisa | With Style and Grace says
this is so awesome, julie!! i’m going to sleep on this [with new baby & everything], but think i’m going to sign up 🙂
Koko @ Koko Likes says
SO excited, already signed up!
I have registered for the cookie swap and am keeping my fingers crossed that another 3 people living in the UK also sign up! And I am wondering if I “have” to pay through Amazon? I am American and have a US check account. Would it be ok to send a check instead, or Paypal?
I absolutely love love love this!! Awesome and amazing! OXO match dollar for dollar is so amazing!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
I can’t wait! Love that you joined up with a charity.
Come on people in Germany! We can send real, gooey, chewy American cookies to each other. How fun would that be? 🙂
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
Oh my, how did I miss it last year?!??! Not again! Thank you for all the hard work and getting the community to support such great cause 🙂
Carlas Confections says
LOVE this Julie! I want to join this year 🙂 Sounds like such a great cause!!
[email protected] says
Julie, I somehow missed this last year… not again! What a wonderful project that brings everybody together.
What a wonderful event! Glad to hear you have partnered with OXO to tie it to a charity. So excited to bake cookies this year!
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
I’m registered! Can’t wait to see who I have to send to 🙂
woohoo! First off, I can’t believe its already that time of year again!!! I’m excited (and grateful) that you ladies are working hard to bring this back again this year. Just signed up!
Love that this is tied into a charity this year! Kudos!
YAY — just signed up and can’t wait!
I have signed up for another year of Cookie swapping and I can’t wait! I have been busy tweeting all day about the swap so I am hoping you have had a few applications from us Australians today. I also have a story going up on my site tomorrow. Thank you for organising the swap again 🙂
Can’t wait to participate! Love that it’s money for a charity too!
shelly (cookies and cups) says
Julie, What a great event!! Love that you are donating some $$ this year. It just makes it that much sweeter.
Kelly Senyei says
I was so excited when I got the email! I nearly fell out of my chair! Cannot wait to participate again. You ladies are so talented and kind for organizing such a spectacular event!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
I can’t believe it’s already time for the cookie swap! You know I’m definitely going to join again. And it’s so great that you partnered with a charity this year. You guys rock!
Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes says
Woohooooooo! SO excited to see this announcement in my Inbox this morning, and thank YOU to both you and Lindsey for hosting! And the addition of the partnership with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is such a welcome one!! Thanks, Julie!!!
Veronica Miller says
I love this, Julie–it’s so cool you are now partnered with a charity! Thank you for linking to me. 🙂
Michelle J says
Oh WOW! This sounds like a lot of yummy fun!
Yay, can’t wait! I love that you have added supporting Cookies for Kid’s Cancer this year. Such a great addition!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Big bravo to you, Julie, for getting involved and hosting this event again. No doubt it was tons of work for you and it’s fabulous you’re signing up for all that again this year b/c it’s a great cause 🙂
Linda | The Urban Mrs says
Julie, I’ve been waiting for this to come and am so excited to be part of it this year! I’ve been thinking about Cookies for Kid’s Cancer foundation and I’m glad The Cookie Swap is partnering with them this year. I’m signing up now.
Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa says
Hello! I am a gluten-free and dairy-free blogger who would love to participate this year. It sounds like so much fun!! Is there any way that I’d be able to work my food allergies into the swap? I of course could make cookies, but getting three in return is where I’m seeing the difficulty. If you could let me know, that would be wonderful. I”d love to participate!
Julie Deily says
Hi Alyssa, hop over to the cookie swap site and read it…we handled allergies last year. If we can’t find anyone to match you up with – similar allergies/diets with like allergies/diets – we’ll let you know. Thanks!