Long time no chat! Things have been a little hectic around these parts, mainly with the amount of traveling we’ve been doing. We always take a trip around Thanksgiving (this year a cruise to St Thomas and St Maarten!), but this year it was extra long and coming right after some remodeling and a job change, so all of my motivation has been funneled into other things. I’ll get back into the swing of things a little bit, even if it’s just motivated by having a couple of posts to get to with my favorite brands, before I have a little more traveling to do. Anyone else thing traveling is incredibly exhausting even when you’re having a blast?
My first motivation to get back into the kitchen after our cruise was to make cookies, obviously. It’s time for the Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange Week and I just couldn’t miss out. Here’s a little intro courtesy of Erin plus all of the details for a SWEET giveaway. Get it? Sweet? I’ll see myself out.
60+ blog friends are sharing gorgeous cookie recipes from today through next Saturday, and today, I’ve teamed up with 50 other bloggers to bring you The Sweetest Season’s Sweetest Cookie Giveaway! We’ve put together an incredible cookie baking prize package, and we can’t wait to tell you more about it.
row two: The Speckled Palate | The Gift of Gab | think fruitful | Majorly Delicious | Sugar Dish Me | An Oregon Cottage | A Savory Feast | The Foodie Patootie | Twin Stripe | Hidden Fruits and Veggies
row three: Appeasing a Food Geek | DC Girl in Pearls | Bessie Bakes | Brunch with Joy | Cooking With Libby | 2 Cookin Mamas | Lou Lou Biscuit | Me and My Pink Mixer | Wetherills Say I Do | The Little Epicurean |
row four: The Emotional Baker | Cake ‘n Knife | Glisten and Grace | Meredith Noelle | The Secret Ingredient [is love] | SammaSpot | Hey There Sunshine | Natasha Red Blog | Flavors & Sabores | Macheesmo
row five: Beer Girl Cooks | My California Roots | Butchers Niche | The Skinny Pot | Sustaining the Powers | Feast + West | Not Your Average Southern Belle | Vanilla And Bean | Our Life Inspired | That Square Plate
Be sure to check out our blogs to see all of our cookie recipes throughout the week! We’re using the hashtag #sweetestseasoncookies on social media this week, and we’re joining even more bloggers baking cookies, so it’s going to be a grand time!
Now, on to the giveaway!
A whopping 51 bloggers teamed up to bring you an awesome cookie-centric giveaway! We picked out a stand mixer and other goodies to make baking this season go smoothly. And, a big thank you goes out to the generous sponsors who helped with The Sweetest Season by organizing, as well as providing products to the participating bloggers and donating some incredible prizes for our giveaway! Be sure to check out Imperial Sugar, Dixie Crystals, Bob’s Red Mill, Cabot Creamery and The Crumby Cupcake for lots of great recipe ideas. And check out Garnishing Co., who designed our graphics.
We’re giving away The Sweetest Cookie Prize Pack, and it is worth $690! See the Rafflecopter below to enter to win this amazing set of cookie baking goodies. The prize pack includes:
So now that you’re totally pumped about winning the giveaway and getting into the kitchen, lemme talk about brownie cookies. You basically make brownie batter, drop it on a baking sheet, and bam. Cookies. The advantages here are A. wayyy less baking time B. every cookie is like an edge piece. If you underbake just a touch, you can still have fudgy middles, but the edges are chewy, crispy deliciousness. They’re super easy to make and don’t require a stand mixer (which is usually in high demand for me this time of year). I made this batch with peppermint to make them feel a little more holiday-y, but if you’re not feeling mint they’d be great just plain, with chopped nuts, or with a fruity flavor like raspberry extract or orange zest.