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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

So this is my first year participating in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and I couldn't be more excited to press publish on this post!

I was matched with Megan, Lisa, and Destini.

So, now the big question. What type of cookies did I want to bake and send?

Well, I knew I wanted to do something Unique, and Christmas-y. I decided on Pecan Pie Cookies with a twist. I used Eggnog in place of the Whipping Cream! They turned out divine.
Eggnog Pecan Pie Cookies
Yield; 36 Cookies
Recipe Based on Land'o'Lakes

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans 
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup eggnog 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour and baking powder in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in each cookie with thumb; rotate thumb to hollow out slightly.

Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl; fill each cookie with 1 rounded teaspoon filling. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

The cookies I received in the mail:
  • Reindeer Poop Chocolate Truffles from Kristy
  • Cardamom Coffee Double Chocolate Cookies from Erin
  • Candy Cane, Ginger, and Fruitcake Sugar Cookies from Laura 
Tis' been a tasty year!