Friday, November 27, 2009

Virtual Cookie Swap - Chocolate Cookies/Candy & Giveaway

I hope you've enjoyed The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. I have had such a wonderful time sharing my recipes with you over the past 12 days. And, of course, I've loved giving away some goodies during that time. But now the real fun begins ....

Today, Kathy and I are each hosting part of the Virtual Cookie Swap. We have 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. Hopefully, we can make up for not having any true chocolate cookie recipes during The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!

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. Please make sure you also leave a comment with a valid email address in the comment section of this post. Don't worry if you don't have a blog -- just leave your recipe in the comments section along with an email address. Then, you can hover over the date/time of the comment and copy that link as your URL for Mr. Linky.

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!!!) Because of the cost of postage, only those in the US and Canada are eligible to win the prize pack, but international readers can enter to win the book. To be eligible for the prizes, you must leave a link before Friday, December 4th at 11:59 p.m. ET. We will notify the winners the following day.

Items included in The Christmas Cookie Club Prize Pack
- 100 Best Chocolate Recipes
- Plastic Coffee Tumbler
- Hershey's Cocoa
- Hershey Milk Chocolate with Almonds Big Candy Bar
- Plastic Snowman Tray
- Spatula
- 2 Potholders
- Towels with Cookie Cutter
- Gingerbread Cookie Tin

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!

Format: Your Name/Blog Name (Name of Cookie/Candy Recipe)


rhapsodyinbooks said...

I'm so glad to see you included some Hershey items in the prize pack! A lovely Grand Prize would be a trip to Hershey, guided by you of course!!!

Thanks so much to you and Kathy for organizing and hosting this virtual swap and giveaway!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Julie - this is so much fun! I'm already bookmarking recipes to try when we start our holiday baking next week.

Diana S said...

YAY! this is a fun cookie swap! I've got my recipes up and Mr Linky has my name.

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm linking in. My recipe is for Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookies with a secret ingredient. (O.K. So it's not so secret anymore!) Here's the url:

Julie: Just want to thank you and Kathy for hosting the cookie swap. You've offered up some wonderfully yummy sounding treats and I know ti was a lot of work. So, here's an extra Thank You!

Ali said...

This has been so fun, with all the recipes, and the prize looks delightful, yum! I don't do a lot of chocolate at Christmastime, but my mother-in-law always made these Mounds Bars and they're so easy to whip up that some years I add them to my cookie plates, too. worducopia/at/gmail/dot/com

J.T. Oldfield said...

I just posted one recipe, which I left over at Bermuda Onion, as it was for ginger snaps. But I wanted to say that I loved this and hope you guys do it again next year!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This has been so much fun and I am enjoying looking at the other fantastic recipes! Thank you to you and Kathy both for this! :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You're really hopping here, woman. I'm impressed. And a little in awe.

All posted at Win a Book; thanks for the e-mail. And good thinking with the chocolate. Best stuff ever invented.

Angie S said...

Just linked to the favorite recipes tab on my family blog. You will find the chocolate recipes there for Chocolate Billionaires, Peanut Butter Balls, and Butterfinger Bites. Always looking for new recipes so tanks for posting yours!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a cookie swap.

I'm wondering if "bars" are okay. I can adjust the recipe to make cookies (I've done it before) but I think it's better as a bar.

Lexie said...

posted my candy recipe--White Chocolate butterscotch Bark. How fun is this? We used to do this in my writing classes!


Misa said...

What a great idea! I was just eyeing The Christmas Cookie Club at the bookstore yesterday! Mine's a cookie, but when I say that, what I really mean is that it's a molten lava cake! I'm a total cookie traditionalist...Tollhouse all the way. So I linked to the molten chocolate lava cakes instead. And they're gluten free, which is a big deal in our household!

Unknown said...

Thank you for all of the great cookie recipes, Julie! The prize for this contest is amazing! It certainly adds to the fun & festive spirit of the season!
Thank you for hosting this giveaway =o)

~ Amy

Anonymous said...

Our favorite chocolate cookie are Cherry-Nut Mudslides, a dark chocolate cookie full of dried cherries, nuts and more dark chocolate chips! And what a great prize pack. All of the new cookie recipes are almost enough of a prize!