The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012
I am so excited to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by myself and Julie of The Little Kitchen! This event brings together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious. Last year we had over 600 bloggers send nearly 22,000 cookies around the world! Now that’s a lot of cookies! (And if you’re curious, you can see ALL the cookie recipes from last year’s swap here and here.)
The premise is this: sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other bloggers. Eat them all yourself (or, you know, share. If you want. No judgement either way.) Post your cookie recipe on your blog. See everyone else’s cookie recipes. Salivate. Get lots of great ideas for next year’s cookie swap. Rinse and repeat.
This year we are even more excited to be partnering with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. We will be collecting a $4 donation from every participant, required upon sign-up. By participating in this cookie swap you are not only contributing to the food blogger community, but also supporting a great cause. Additionally, OXO® will be matching our donation DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR (up to $100k) AND all confirmed U.S. participants will receive a free Be a Good Cookie Spatula. It’s a win-win for everyone!
(I do want to reiterate that these tax-deductible donations will be made directly to Cookies For Kids’ Cancer—a recognized 501(c)3 public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey—Julie and I will have no contact whatsoever with this money. 100% of it will go directly to this amazing organization).
Want to join in on the fun?
Hurry over to the official Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap website to sign up. Be sure to read through the full rules and requirements carefully to make sure you are able to meet the deadlines and fulfill the requirements. There are no refunds if you drop out prior to the sign-up deadline or if you don’t meet all the requirements. Sign ups will be accepted through Monday, November 5th.
The website will be updated regularly throughout the event, so bookmark the URL or follow us on facebook to get the most up to date info about status and deadlines. If you have any questions, feel free to email us or post a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer it promptly!
Grab a badge:
If you’re participating, spread the word! The more bloggers we have participating in this swap the more fun it’ll be. Please use the code below to add the official cookie swap banner to your blog:
<a href="http://www.fbcookieswap.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.fbcookieswap.com/images/fbcookieswap2012_badge.png" border="0" alt="The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012"></a>
Tweeting, pinning, or instagraming? Use the hashtag #fbcookieswap.
We hope you are excited about the return of this event as we are! Hooray for cookies!