Orange Glazed Spiced Cookies

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by Chris on December 12, 2011

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It’s Cookie Swap Day!  The 1st Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, the (doughboy) child of Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen, is a festive (virtual) party for interested bakers to bake and exchange cookies with three fellow food bloggers. Simple, right? A couple of weeks ago, I said that one of the reasons I like to participate in these virtual get-togethers is I am able to communicate with other bloggers. I don’t know how the other blogger participants felt being involved with this activity. But with events like these, waiting for the anticipated email with the names of whom would share cookies, I always get a hiccup of excitement as the cursor moves toward the bolded, unread message. And, this cookie swao wasn’t any different.  In fact, I was even more amped because it involves 3-degrees of separation. The result lead to, not only to learning of two new blogs, but I found there are some who are not fans of chocolate!  Woot! Why is this big?  Lindsay and Julie were kind enough to take in consideration dietary needs and preferences.  Since I am allergic to chocolate, I appreciate the extra effort in matching likes/similar aversions.

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011My Swap-cohorts?  The first is Shannon of My Place In The Race, who is just a hop skip and a jump away in in Alabama.  The second, Samantha of The Little Ferraro Kitchen (and a fellow Italian!)  is over yonder in California.  Once I received the email and time began to slip away, I quickly baked cookies…several kinds.  However, I wasn’t sure of their long-term quality.  So, the first several dozen of one cookie went to work with me, dozens of another cookie went to work with my neighbor, and I shipped off spice cookie with orange glaze to the ladies.

In typical “me” fashion, I was in a rush to get the package mailed. The vision I had in my head didn’t quite come to fruition, as I baked and packed in the same day. Not smart on my part, since there was glaze involved. So, my parcels didn’t look like the beautiful bundles  I received, with sweet individually wrapped cookies.  Nonetheless, I think these spice cookies are a delicious, not-so-sweet treat with a surprise orange glaze twist.

What did I receive?  Well, let me tell you.  I went out of town to see my mother and returned home with a doozy of a cold and to a ton of work at my job.  I was a little cranky; I can’t lie.  Then, at my front door, a parcel!  Cute, individually wrapped Rugelah, brightened my week, for sure!  Then, after another cranky day of coughing and to do lists not budging, I arrived home to find another parcel, this time from Shannon.  Cute, individually wrapped pumpkin snickerdoodles.  They were a delicious twist on an old classic.  Brilliant!  And, they made me smile from ear to ear.

Thanks everyone!  It was a ton of holiday fun!


Want to know more about the swap, click here. You can “like” the facebook page, too!

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Barbara | Creative Culinary December 12, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Love your cookies and have to admit…just LOVE that tin too.

Shannon ~ My Place In The Race December 12, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Yaaaay! I’m so glad you liked them! I ate about 6 of them by myself. I’ll admit, I really wanted to keep them 😀 Can’t wait to try mine from you! I still have to do my post ;

Melissa | Dash of East December 12, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Yay! The cookie swap was so much fun! My favorite part was also the meeting new bloggers thing :) Those cookies look so yummy – I’m always a sucker for fruity type desserts!

DessertForTwo December 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Yum! I love spice cookies, I bet they’re even better with a glaze!

Kate December 13, 2011 at 10:46 AM

What a fun cookie swap.

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