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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012I 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!

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012Grab 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!

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  1. 1
    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I’m so happy you are doing this again! I participated last year and it was so much fun! I loved getting all my cookie packages!! Can’t wait!

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    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

    hooray! so glad it’s back again!

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    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Yay!
    Forgive me if this question is answered elsewhere, but will there be any way to connect bloggers with food restrictions (gluten-free, vegan, etc.) to one another so we can participate too?

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    • Posted On October 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Yes, if you proceed to the sign-up form you’ll see an area to specify food allergies/restrictions. We’ll do our best to match up folks with similar restrictions.

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    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I think this is a great idea!

    Too bad I don’t have access a proper kitchen because I just moved :( Looking forward to seeing all those yummy cookie recipes!

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    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Bravo to you for undertaking this event again this year, Lindsay! It was such an amazing success (and I’m sure an amazing amount of work for you!) last year and it’s great to see it back!

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    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Fantastic! It was so much fun to be a part of last year, and I’m thrilled to see it up and running again…better than ever! So exciting. :)

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    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Yay Lindsay! I’m so into this and can’t wait for November to come!

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    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Wow, this looks awesome! Totally signed up and scheming away on what I’ll bake up… Thanks! :D

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  9. 9
    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Love that you’re partnered with a charity now! It just keeps getting better!

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  10. 10
    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    This sounds like a ton of fun: I should really participate!

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  11. 11
    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Love, love, love that you’re partnering with CFKC! I am so excited to participate again. Thank you for organizing!

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  12. 12
    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I’d love to participate, but don’t have a food blog.. I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to send my cookies to a food blogger too.. But it sounds really nice and fun! I just posted about your blog with FAQ. As I couldn’t post all of them, I picked some sentences out, hope it’s ok.. Let me know if there’s any problems or want me to change. Huge fun of your blog! xo akiko

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  13. 13
    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I am so excited. I have great plans for this year’s recipe!

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  14. 14
    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I immediately signed up! This will be fun and for such a great cause. Thank you for putting this together :)

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    Posted On October 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I wish I could participate but I live in Canada boo :P Such fun!

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    • Posted On October 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      Good news because the cookie swap is open to Canadian participants as well. :) Just choose the appropriate country when you sign up!

    • Posted On October 16, 2012 at 12:13 am

      Yes! That IS great news!! And so exciting!! Thank you sooo much for including us Canadian’s (who loooove cookies just as much as anyone else) :D

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    Posted On October 16, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I have signed up for another year of Cookie swapping and I can’t wait! I have been busy tweeting all day about the swap so I am hoping you have had a few applications from us Australians today. I also have a story going up on my site tomorrow. Thank you for organising the swap again :)

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    Posted On October 16, 2012 at 6:27 am

    I’m TOO excited to sleep!!!

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    Hannah
    Posted On October 16, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Can I participate even if I don’t have a blog?

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    Posted On October 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I already signed up yesterday! I love the great cookie swap. It was the first time I felt apart of a food blogger community! Thanks for doing this again!!

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    Posted On October 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Just signed up- yay!

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  21. 21
    Posted On October 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I missed it last year! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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    Posted On October 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    So excited to participate this year! I found out about last year’s event after it already happened. Thanks so much for hosting it! :)

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  23. 23
    Posted On October 17, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Ooh LOVE the sound of this. Am going to sign up and hope lots of people in the UK will participate!

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    Posted On October 17, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Hi love the idea! Is it only USA and Canada or is Europe included too?
    Thanks and wishing huge success to all US & Canada particpants!
    Karin

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    • Posted On October 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

      It is! If you click through to the signup form you can see the list of countries we’ve already added. Basically we need at least 4 bloggers from any one country in order to have a complete swap. If your country is not listed, but you think you can get 3 others to participate, just let us know and we’re happy to add your country. :)

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    Posted On October 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Yay, I just signed up!!!! So happy international bloggers get to swap cookies too!!!

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  26. 26
    Posted On October 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

    This will be my first time participating & I can’t wait! My friends call me the Cookie Monster for a reason! :)

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    Posted On October 18, 2012 at 1:57 am

    I am so excited to participate this year! My friend’s son just lost his brave battle with cancer at the age of 3. I am baking for our little hero in Heaven, Garhett.

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    Posted On October 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo doing this!!! How exciting!

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    Posted On October 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I just signed up, and am so excited to participate! This must be a ton of work for everyone involved behind the scenes, but charity makes it all worth while, I’m sure! :)

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    Posted On October 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I just signed up! Love this {and cookies}!

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    Posted On November 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Just catching up on Google Reader and am so happy I saw this post today, just in time to sign up! Looking forward to swapping for the first time this year.

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    Posted On November 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    What a wonderful idea!!! I’m new to your blog, but check it regularly. I wish I would’ve seen this post earlier. I’ll definitely be in next year!!!

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    Jack
    Posted On January 11, 2013 at 1:51 am

    What a wonderful idea!!! I’m new to your blog, but check it regularly. I wish I would’ve seen this post earlier. I’ll definitely be in next year!!!

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