Food Bloggers Los Angeles Cookie Exchange

by Dorothy Reinhold on December 11, 2011

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When the group FBLA (Food Bloggers L.A.) gets together for a potluck meeting each month, trust me, it’s a lip-smacking affair.

So you can guess that when we gathered for a holiday cookie exchange at the home of co-founder Erika Kerekes (In Erika’s Kitchen), bloggers stepped it up and brought their most delectable treats!

Take a look…drooling is allowed.

Light Molasses Cookies from Worth the Whisk

Parmesan Smoked Paprika (savory) Cookies from In Erika’s Kitchen

Chocolate Orange Almond Macaroons (Gluten-Free)

Hazelnut Bondies from Savour Fare

Can’t you just smell the vanilla, butter and sugar?

Gingersnaps from Cook and Be Merry.

Rocky Cranberry Rugelach

Peanut Butter Fudge on wooden tray

Peanut Butter Fudge by Shockingly Delicious (that’s moi!)


Fig & Date Prairie Cakes with Sherry Icing from Bake This Cake.

White Chocolate Apricot Scones from She Paused 4 Thought

Coconut Walnut Crescents from Bibberche.

Whew. And there’s more!

Ginger Snaps with Lemon Cream Filling.

Persian Saffron Cookies from Family Spice.

Chia Crunch Cookies by Jolly Tomato.

Coconut Macroons (some with chocolate chips) from The Fresh 20.

We also ate some non-cookie dishes, including…

Watermelon Radish and Truffle Butter Tartines from In Erika’s Kitchen.


Hostess Erika Kerekes, co-founder (with Patti Londre) of Food Bloggers Los Angeles.

Spinach Feta Roasted Red Pepper Roulade from Bibberche. (I should have taken the photo AFTER I took a piece of the front roll.)

And then we got to work filling our boxes with cookies to take home! (We may have sampled a few along the way…)

Would you like to see recipes? We thought so…

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim December 29, 2011 at 12:19 am

So sad I missed out on this one, so thank you for the great recap! Your pb fudge looks dynamite. 🙂


P.S. Have a great New Year!


Leslie Macchiarella December 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

Dorothy, That was so much fun! And it’s just as much fun to relive it with your mouthwatering photos from the event. 🙂 I added my Prairie Cakes to the links — what a super idea to see all these awesome recipes in one spot. Thank you!


Cathy/ShowFoodChef December 12, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Love the write-up and the collection. I missed out on the Cookie Swap so really appreciate seeing all the goodies and the friends here. What a talented bunch!


Lana December 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Dorothy, it was a pleasure talking to you, as usual:) Thankjs for compiling all the recipes and photos (I never bring my camera, knowing that I would be busy talking and forget to take photos:) So, I am grateful that you are a bit more organized than me:)
I had a great time connecting with people and cookies were delightful. My girls had such a blast tasting them after I brought them home (and our youngest just adores fudge, so your treat was special:)


Erika - In Erika's Kitchen December 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm

This was one of our best meetups ever! I had a great time. And I have WAY too many cookies left over!


Wendy Read - Sunchowder December 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

OMG, I want to move!!! You guys have all the fun 🙂 It looks like a wonderfful spread of cookies 🙂


Dorothy December 21, 2011 at 6:16 am

Ha! We DO have lots of fun! The FBLA group is a hoot.


Jeanne @JollyTomato December 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thank you so much for pulling all of these pictures together, Dorothy! I LOVED the peanut butter fudge – actually, all of the cookies, come to think of it. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning. I think this needs to be an annual tradition!


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