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Holiday Cookie Exchange 2013 for Food Bloggers L.A.

If it’s December, that means it’s cookie time, and for members of the group Food Bloggers Los Angeles, it’s our most anticipated meeting of the year.

Baby HedgeHog Cookies from She Paused 4 Thought [1]We meet in real life, and each bring 5-6 dozen cookies, display them on the host’s table, and try not to snitch any as we await all arrivals. (This is easier said than done.)

It’s our third annual cookie exchange, and we highly recommend it as a way to stock your cookie larder without doing all the work yourself. (We’re smart that way.)

We’d like to share our cookies with you today. May we tempt you to get the butter out of the refrigerator and turn on your oven?Food Bloggers L.A. 2013 Cookie Swap [2]

Let’s take a look at the visual feast, and then the links to each recipe are below the array of photos.

Happy Delicious December to everyone!

Chai Tea Cookies from She Paused 4 Thought [3]Chai Tea Cookies

Butter Pecan Fudge from Shockingly Delicious [4]Butter Pecan Fudge

Antioxidant Chocolate Bark from In Erika's Kitchen [5]Antioxidant Chocolate Bark

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bars with White Chocolate Chips by Kitchy Cooking [6]Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bars

Rugelach & Vegan Cupcakes from Foodie Goes Healthy [7]Naughty and Nice Cookies (I hereby award this most clever entry!)

Lemon Sponge Drops with Double Fudge Filling from Bake This Cake [8]Vintage Sponge Drops with Double Fudge Filling

Sicilian Christmas Cookies from Two Broads Abroad [9]Traditional Sicilian Christmas Cookies

Cranberry-Orange-Walnut Sugar Cookie from Fresh Food in a Flash [10]Cranberry Orange Walnut Sugar Cookies

Brown Butter Praline Chocolate Chip Cookies [11]Brown Butter Praline Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Chocolate Nut Sandwich Cookies from Tasting Page [12]Mini Chocolate Nut Sandwich Cookies

Rosemary Raisin Cocktail Shortbread by Cheesy Pennies [13]Rosemary Raisin Cocktail Shortbread

Vegan Gingersnaps, Rainbow Chocolate Bark and Blueberry Coconut Mini Cupcakes from Bumbleberry Breeze [14]Vegan Gingersnaps, Rainbow Chocolate Bark and Blueberry Coconut Mini Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Apricots from Lentil Breakdown [15]Chocolate-Dipped Apricots with Pistachios

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies from Tanay's Table [16]Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

 

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oat Bars from Eats Real Food [17]Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oat Bars

Oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies by Nourish Network [18]Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 cookies from Ninja Baking [19]Saketini Christmas Balls, Chocolate Macarons with Japanese Wine Cream Centers, and Matcha Green Tea Cookies with Chocolate Centers & Espresso Cookies with Caramel Fillings

Black and White Cookies from Tina [20]Black and White Cookies

Spumoni Shortbread by Adventures with Nancy Rose [21]Spumoni Shortbread

Food Bloggers L.A. on Shockingly Delicious [22]Arranging cookie platters for the big grab!

FBLA 2013 Cookie Exchange Recipes

Non-Cookie Items

Barrel Aged Sazerac by Kitchy Cooking [65]Barrel-Aged Sazerac

Chiang Mai Chicken from She Paused 4 Thought [66]Chiang Mai Chicken in Endive Spears

Seasonal Salad from Adventures with Nancy Rose [67]Seasonal Salad with persimmon, blue cheese, dried cranberries and avocado

Food Bloggers L.A. 2013 Cookie Swap panorama [68]