December 13, 2010

{Sweet Treats} NYC Cookiefest

One of the holiday traditions I enjoy is baking cookies for friends and family.  Ever since I was a little girl, I would cut and decorate sugar cookies with my parents (while my little brother enjoyed the sweet results!)  Even though I bake every year, I have never attended a Cookie Swap - a party where guests bring a lot of cookies and you go home with an assortment of home-baked goodness.  So when I heard about #cookiefest10, I knew it would be the perfect event to introduce myself to a cookie swap.

The event was started by Chris along with Maggy, Gail, and Abby for food bloggers (and the people who love them).  They did an incredible job finding the venue, making name tags and labels, and getting a great group of bakers in one spot.  Enjoy the photos and make sure to check the links of the talented cookie makers below!



Jessica's Black and White Kisses were the hit of the party (so airy and pretty!)  I brought Chocolate Chunk with Pecans and Walnut cookies, Oatmeal Yogurt Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies, and a few of sugar cookies for decor.  Other popular pretty cookies were Ken's Salted Praline Batons and Caramel cookies as well as Jackie's Chocolate-dipped cookies shaped like candy canes.
It was wonderful meeting so many cookie enthusiasts in NYC and can't wait for the next event!  (For #cookiefest10 attendees, please link your cookie recipe below so I can attempt to recreate your delicious creations!)

3 comments:

  1. Ah so so envious of your cookie swap on Friday. So many of my favourite people in one place at one time! And so much amazing food! Thanks for the recap!

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  2. Cathy @ MrsWheelbarrow.comDecember 13, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    So fun to be at the CookieFest - best part was meeting all the wonderful people. The cookies were fantastic! Here is a link to the Grasshopper Squares http://www.mrswheelbarrow.com/2010/12/mint-chocolate-grasshopper-squares/
    See you next year! Best, Cathy

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  3. What a great event!! I've never been to a cookie swap, but I can imagine it is a delicious time :)

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