Hey y’all! How was your weekend? Mine was super busy filled with errands and such, but at the same time, it was pretty relaxing. No complaints here :) I will share a bit more about my weekend later today, but this morning it is all about …
This year, I was lucky enough to participate in this little thing called The Great Foodblogger Cookie Swap. The deal was that I was sent three matches where I had to bake each blogger 1 dozen cookies of my choice. Three different people were given my name, who also had to send out cookies as I did.
I want to share with y’all the three amazing cookies I received, as well as the recipe for the Gingerbread Latte Cookies that I sent out to Aislinn @ the toasted sprinkle, Shannon @ Family Bites, and Alexa @ Simple Eats.
First up, Erin from Currently Coveting sent me some lovely chocolate peanut butter pretzels cookies. Yum! Salty, crunchy and sweet?! Yes, please!
Next I received Kristen’s, from Kristen’s Healthy Balance, oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies. Hehehe. I laugh because ironically, I was just thinking about how I wanted a chocolate chip cookie and within 5 minutes these beauties arrived! They didn’t last long ;)
Last, but definitely not least, I received Erin’s, from Erin’s Food Files, Lofthouse copycat cookies. Slurp. How can anyone go wrong with icing on top?! Yea … I didn’t think so!
As y’all can see, I received some pretty amazing cookies! I loved my experience with the Great Foodblogger Cookie Swap and can’t wait for next years! If you too want to participate in next year’s swap, send your information HERE. And don’t worry if you have certain dietary needs. Let them know and they match you with people who have similar needs!
Now it’s my turn to share my recipe with y’all. It wasn’t a hard decision to decide which cookies to bake. It’s Christmas time aka Gingerbread Cookie time!!
Gingerbread Latte Cookies
inspired by: Bakers Royal’s Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 24 cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp all spice
1 tsp cinnamon
6 tbsp butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 c molasses
2 tsp vanilla
1) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
2) Mix together the dry ingredients, then set aside.
3) Beat the butter, sugar and egg
4) Add the molasses and vanilla. Beat until blended.
5) Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix well.
6) Form the dough into once in balls and place on a cookie sheet. Press down on the dough with either a fork or your thumb.
7) Bake for 10 minutes.
They came out even better than I imagined!! There was this sort of softness to them. Is it wrong that I love my own cookies as much as the ones I received?
You WANT to make these. Trust me.
Do you associate gingerbread cookies with Christmas? Are you a fan of gingerbread?
See y’all later today with my weekend recap and some autumn/winter 2011 fashion!