It all started with a cookie craving.
5 years ago.
Little did I know that the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap would become what it is today, still going strong for the 5th year running.
Hooray for cookies!
I am so excited to announce the launch of this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by myself and Julie of The Little Kitchen. This will be our 5th annual event (where has the time gone?!) Last year we had an incredible 566 bloggers participate and, with the help of our amazing brand partners, raised an impressive $12,335 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. (Check out all 471 cookie recipes from last year’s swap here and here.)
The premise is this: eligible food bloggers 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, once again, we will be partnering with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and collecting a $4 donation from every participant. By participating in this cookie swap you are not only contributing to the food blogger community, but also supporting a great cause. Additionally, our generous brand partners (Dixie Crystals and Land ‘O Lakes) will EACH be matching our donation (up to $3,000) as well as sending out some coupons and goodies to our participants. We are also still open to new brand partners, so if your company is interested in joining our efforts, please get in touch.
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 and 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 for participation.
Sign ups will be accepted through Sunday, November 1st.
The official 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 and be sure you stay on top of the deadlines.
More bloggers = more cookies = more good.
If you’re participating, spread the word! The more bloggers we have participating in this swap the more fun it’ll be and the more good we can do for this amazing cause. Please use the code below to add the official cookie swap banner to your blog:
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Tweeting, pinning, or instagraming? Use the hashtag #fbcookieswap.
We hope you are as excited about the return of this event as we are! And now, to start brainstorming cookie ideas…
Hi Julie, this is my first time participating….are there any printable cookie tags for this 2015 cookie swap available? Thanks, Cheri
How about a new category for the “cookie swap” fundraiser . . . a big donation for cookies. . . Called “deep pockets for cookies” or something like that. If bakers made just one more dozen, then someone like me could make a much larger donation ($25 maybe) and get the 3 dozen cookies without baking. This would up the fundraising and perhaps not be too much extra work for the bakers. Sign me up!
this is my first year doing it, and i’m so excited! doing good and getting to make/eat cookies in the process sounds like so much fun (:
I participated last year for the first time and I had a blast. I just signed up for this year’s event and I can’t wait. What could be better than baking and sharing and eating delicious cookies while helping kids fight cancer?
Thank you for organizing.