Earlier today, Kathy of Bermudaonion's Weblog and I both reviewed THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CLUB -- you can read my review here and her review here. It was an enjoyable book that definitely got both of us thinking about the importance of friends during this time of year. Kathy and I agreed that wanted to do something a little special for the upcoming Holiday Season; and since we live so far away from each other, it isn't feasible to get together to celebrate. So 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 -- Kathy and I will take turns posting some of our favorite cookie recipes. We might also have a surprise or two thrown in there to make things even more exciting. 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. Kathy will be hosting the traditional cookie recipes; and I will be hosting the chocolate cookie and candy recipes -- I thought it was appropriate since I live a few minutes away from Hershey!
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 Kathy's blog and a chocolate treat to mine. Don't worry if you don't have a blog -- just leave you recipes in the comments section!
And to make things even "sweeter," we will also each be giving away a BIG Cookie Prize Pack which includes a copy of THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CLUB, a cookbook, and other cookie-related items. (Hint - my prize pack includes chocolate!!!)
We're hoping that many of our friends out there in the blogosphere will join us. Please help spread the word about not only the virtual cookie exchange but also some of the great prizes you can win! Make sure you stop by tomorrow because I will be kicking off Day 1 of The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies with a very easy and very yummy treat!