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Announcing The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies

November 14, 2009


Earlier today, Julie, of Booking Mama fame, and I both reviewed The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman – you can read my review here and her review here.  We both enjoyed the book and it got us thinking about the importance of friends, especially during this time of year.  Julie and I both wanted to do something a little special for the upcoming Holiday Season, and since we live so far away from each other, we can’t get together to celebrate.  We thought we’d do the next best thing – a Virtual Cookie Swap with all of our book friends!

For the next twelve days – hence the title The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies – Julie and I will take turns posting some of our favorite cookie recipes.  (We might even throw a surprise or two in there to make things more fun.)  And then, on the Friday after Thanksgiving (November 27th), we want you to share some of your favorite cookie recipes with all of us. We will set up Mr. Linky’s on both of our blogs, and we ask that you link your cookie recipe blog posts to us. I will be hosting the traditional cookie recipes and Julie will be hosting the chocolate cookie and candy recipes.

To entice you to join us in our little Cookie Swap, we will both be giving out copies of  The Christmas Cookie Club to two lucky participants who link their recipes to our blogs. That means that you can enter to win on both of our sites by linking a traditional cookie recipe to my blog and a chocolate treat to Julie’s. Don’t worry if you don’t have a blog — just leave your recipes in the comments section!

And to make things even “sweeter,” each of us will be giving one of our winners a BIG Cookie Prize Pack which includes one of the copies of The Christmas Cookie Club, a cookbook, and other cookie-related items.  You’ll have through Thursday, December 3 to leave a link if you want to be eligible for a prize.

We’re hoping that a lot of our friends out there in the blogosphere will join us. Please think about what recipe you want to feature and help spread the word about not only the virtual cookie exchange but also some of the great prizes you can win! Make sure to check Julie’s blog tomorrow because she will be kicking off Day 1 of The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies with a very easy and very yummy treat!

29 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2009 8:48 am

    I am excited too! I hope we gets lots of others to join us!

  2. November 14, 2009 8:51 am

    Oh but this sounds so fun. I’m definitely in!


  3. November 14, 2009 8:54 am

    This is making me hungry! 😀

  4. November 14, 2009 9:08 am

    I have no clue what a Mr. Linky is but I’ll give it a try. My cookie recipes are not original, but they’re sweet, which is usually the top priority, right? I’ll start trying to come up with a good recipe.

    Straight From Hel

  5. November 14, 2009 10:04 am

    I’m in and posted about it, and already picked out my two recipes. If only we could figure out how to make it non- just-virtual! :–)

  6. November 14, 2009 10:21 am

    You should’ve seen my face while I was reading this!!! 🙂 I’m so looking forward to this and you two are awesome!!!

  7. November 14, 2009 11:10 am

    This is a great idea. I have posted about this at my place, Just Books and put it in my sidebar with links back to you and bookingmama. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  8. November 14, 2009 11:15 am

    You know I’m soooooooo in this one.

  9. November 14, 2009 11:30 am

    Will this be an international competition? I love cookies. I tend to make ones with peanut butter.

    • November 15, 2009 9:34 am

      Only those in the US and Canada will be eligible for the big prize, but the giveaway for the book will be open to international readers. We’d like to have both giveaways open internationally, but because of the cost of shipping, we feel that we must do it this way. Thanks!

  10. November 14, 2009 11:38 am

    What a terrific idea…love it! Since your inspiration was a book, and you’re giving away books…this will fit over at A Novel Challenge blog 🙂 I’ll post it today over there and hopefully that will help bring you even more participants.

  11. November 14, 2009 12:10 pm

    I don’t have a blog, can I still join?

  12. November 14, 2009 12:13 pm

    What delightful fun!!! I loved The Christmas Cookie Club – such an excellent book with some very yummy recipes!

  13. November 14, 2009 12:13 pm

    Count me in. I love cookie baking, especially at this time of year.

  14. November 14, 2009 2:33 pm

    I have some good cookie recipes!

  15. November 14, 2009 2:37 pm

    I’ll play. I was just collecting my Christmas cookie recipes the other day. Yum!

  16. November 14, 2009 4:02 pm

    As if cookie recipes weren’t enticing enough, you throw in the chance to win the book that started it all this season?!! Can’t wait to join in on the fun!

  17. November 14, 2009 4:28 pm

    What a wonderful idea! Christmas cookies are so yummy and even more fun when shared with friends.

  18. November 14, 2009 4:55 pm

    This sounds like so much fun! I always love to get new recipes!

  19. November 14, 2009 6:52 pm

    Great idea, totally cool, Kathy and Julie. I’ll be home just in time to get out my recipe folder.

  20. November 14, 2009 7:28 pm

    Kathy what a great idea and a nice way to get some recipes along the way too.

    I will be taking part of course but don’t count me in towards the book because I got it already. I will doing it for fun.

  21. November 14, 2009 9:46 pm

    I’m an awful cook but I love to eat cookies! You need someone to eat them, right? 🙂

  22. Edi permalink
    November 15, 2009 8:41 am

    This sounds like a fun and easy way to get into the holiday spirit. Count me in!

  23. November 15, 2009 9:03 am

    Fantastic idea! I am in!

  24. November 15, 2009 6:16 pm

    This is a great idea! What’s not to love? Holidays and cookies 🙂

  25. November 15, 2009 11:09 pm

    This is a great idea! and that picture makes me some cookies now of course 🙂
    I only make two cookies at Christmas so I am more than willing to share 🙂

  26. November 16, 2009 2:49 am

    I so wish I had the cookie baking skills! Well, maybe i should I say, I wish I had some cooking skills 😀

  27. stacybuckeye permalink
    November 16, 2009 11:47 am

    What a fun event. Very creative. Look forward to finding some yummy cookie recipes. And I’ll see if I can come up with one for Mr Linky 🙂

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