Can you believe that this is my third year participating in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap?
This year there were about 566 participants in 7 countries and we raised over $12,000 for Cookies for Kids' Cancer! That came from the small donation we all had to make to enter ($4) plus those of our amazing sponsors this year you matched every donation! (Thanks to OXO, Dixie Crystals, California Olive Ranch, and Sheila G's Brownie Brittle) It's crazy to think about how many bloggers there are that participated but also how many COOKIES were sent around the world? I did some calculations and there were over 20,000 cookies shipped. SO MANY COOKIES.
My three matches this year were some wonderful bloggers. I got to send these brown butter shortbread cookies to Lynna from Hearts in my Oven, Carrie from Fresh from Oregon, and Cora from That Dang Cook. In return, I received a dozen peanut butter snickerdoodles from Lisa at Blogghetti, molasses crinkles from Melissa at Served Up With Love, and chocolate pinwheels from Melissa at Fried Ice and Donut Holes. Ladies, all the cookies were delicious! My roommate and I ate way more than our fair share of cookies.