Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Great Cookie Swap?

A while back, when I posted the recipe for the scrumptious Praline Cookies, YT jokingly mentioned that she'd trade me a dozen gingersnaps for a dozen of the droolingly-nummy Praline Cookies. We casually mentioned starting a cookie swap, and I agreed to host it if no one else was interested. Well, the motion died in discussion. Several people mentioned that they would really enjoy a cookie swap, but the idea went no further than that.

So, I'm hosting a cookie swap! (Dang it all! I need some cookies!) I need some feedback before we begin, though... Are you interested? Would you participate? If you would like to participate, is there a time of year that you'd prefer? I was thinking around Thanksgiving, so we're all in the baking mood, but not into the total craziness that is the holiday season. Does that sound good? Would you prefer it to coincide with Christmas? The beginning of December? How many cookies should be included? A dozen? Two? I have a questionnaire for interested persons once I get the feedback.

All that would be required is that participants make (and I said *make*, not "go to the local bakery and purchase") X many cookies, seal them in a container or Ziploc bag, and mail in a padded shoebox to your chosen recipient. Your box of deliciousness arrives and you have permission to be exceedingly greedy and eat them all. I only ask that you post pictures on your own blogs. The pictures can be of you making cookies for your Secret Sweetie, or of you eating cookies from your Secret Sweetie, or both! I just want to have fun with it. I love doing stuff like this, and I think it would be great to get to taste cookies made with love and care from another kitchen.

So -- anyone up for it? I swear, even though in my last post, I referenced what a slovenly housekeeper I am, I'm the "very cluttered" kind of slovenly. Not the "Department of Family and Children Services is going to take my child away" kind of slovenly. I routinely make entire meals in my kitchen, and we have yet to die from any kind of food poisioning or intestinal nastiness. Although JF did display his Southern roots last night by teasing me all about that new virus, "Ee-bow-lie." After I recovered from my snorting fit, I crawled back up on the bed, and we went on with our evening. Anyway. At the end of the day, my kitchen is relatively clean, and I promise not to lick the spoon while baking. And if I kill you, you have my permission to be super-mad at me.

15 comments:

purple_kangaroo said...

Oh, it sounds like so much fun. I'm thinking about it, but Baby E and I probably wouldn't be able to eat cookies anyone else made (and I wouldn't want to inflict our dietary restrictions on anyone, anyway). DH and the older girls could, though . . . what kind of timing are we talking about?

Marni said...

Sounds like fun! I'm in

ccw said...

I had forgotten about this.

I'm in so long as no one minds that I will probably forget and lick the spoon.

juggling freak said...

Please note, only KLee promised not to lick the spoon. Offspring, the cats, and I make no such offers.

KLee said...

P-K, that's the thing...when do we want this to occur? Like I mentioned, I don't want to overload anyone with the holidays coming up. Do we want to try and shoot for about Thanksgiving, early December, or right before Christmas? What would be best for all of you? I'm good any of those times, but I will go with the date that works best for all of you.

Marni and CCW -- yay! Participants! I'm so excited!

JF -- I will make something with wlanuts an coconut in it, so you won't WANT to lick the spoon! :P

ccw said...

JF, if I send cookies to your house I promise that one or all of my cats will have tasted the dough! :)

How about in between Thanksgiving and Christmas? I get so busy near Christmas but I am baking during the weeks before so it would fit then.

KLee said...

Okay -- we have one vote for some time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Is that good for everyone else?

Jenevieve said...

Oh, this sounds like so much fun! Unfortunately, I don't think that cooking would make the trip across the atlantic very well. But I hope it works out!

DevilMacDawg said...

Okay - I'm a horrible baker, except when it comes to cookies, where I have one recipe that's really good. But still - I love to *eat* cookies, and I do enjoy cookies. And if we expanded this out to be cookies and/or sweet treaties, then I'd make lemon bars which, well, are awesome.

While I love the idea of 'Between thanksgiving and christmas', it's always horrifically busy in general. And we're always loaded wtih sweets. I'm up for it during that point, but what if it were, say January? We sent them out for Groundhog's day - after we've gotten the sugar out of our systems from the holidays, AND after the point at which most post-holiday diets fail....

Just a thought.

liz said...

I'm in! Especially if it's January. I love the idea of celebrating Groundhog's Day.

molly said...

Just wanted to say hello. I'm a terrible baker. Good eater, terrible baker.

Andrea said...

Well--look at that. YOur comments field is telling me that I have a blogger ID. News to me. Anyway.

Hmm, a cookie swap? I've got to say that post-christmas will be much easier than before, what with the holidays and Frances's b/day and the new wholemom coming out between now and then. I vote for Groundhog Day!

KLee said...

Okay, that's three votes for Groundhog Day. Is that good with everyone? I'm happy with that time as well.

Everyone still in?

Bridget said...

no fair, but i don't think my cookies will be in edible condition from Ireland. Hope i goes weel though!

Yankee, Transferred said...

I'm in. I'm late, but I'm in! After the holidays sounds perfect to me!