This marks the second year I participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. In case you aren’t familiar with the swap food bloggers all across the country sign up, pay a small fee (which gets donated), and exchange a dozen cookies with three different people.
It is great because the money raised from the swap goes to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and I get to try three dozen different cookies from great food bloggers. It is reported that 566 people participated and together we raised over $12,000! Awesome!
Getting cookies in the mail is great. But supporting this non-profit is even better. They are dedicated to funding research for less toxic, more effective treatments for pediatric cancers. Since 2008 ELEVEN new treatments have been developed largely due to the support of grassroots efforts. I’d say that is pretty sweet. Be a Good Cookie and visit their website to find out how you can host a fundraiser, order cookies, or donate.
This year’s swap cookie was inspired by some of my favorite food things. I love good chocolate and sweet toffee. To balance out the sweet I need a little salt so that is where the pretzels come in. For good measure I use browned butter to provide a nutty flavor without adding actual nuts. This turned out to be one dynamite cookie a little sweet and a little salty.