When I first heard about the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, I thought to myself about how much fun this would be! Then, my heart sank a little because I didn’t know if I’d be able to participate because of the whole gluten thing. I went to Linday’s website, Love & Olive Oil and found that on the questionnaire you fill out, there was a portion to note any food allergies and the girls who started this would do their best to match you with people with similar allergies. A few weeks later I got my matches and not only did I have to worry about gluten, but I also was paired with bloggers who ate vegan (buh-bye butter and eggs) and corn-free.
I took one of my favorite cookie recipes from my grandma and revamped it to meet the dietary requirements.
|collection of grandma’s best recipes 🙂|
For the cookie swap, I selected her famous White Sugar Cookies with pecans. I was amazed at how well these turned out. I like them just as much (if not more) than the original recipe. They reminded me of pecan sandies (pre-gluten free days).
- Jacqueline @ The Dusty Baker. Your snowflake butter cookies were amazing! The best gluten-free cut outs I’ve ever had 🙂 You can also follow her on Twitter.
- Becca made Chocolate Puddle Drop Cookies. These were my husband’s favorite 🙂 I enjoyed them as well (and even crumbled one in my oatmeal for Sunday morning breakfast).
- Julie @ Swim, Bike, Running on Empty made nutty chocolate pumpkin bits! These are the perfect fall treat. They were very moist and had a similar texture to a cake. I loved them 🙂
Overall, I thought the girls who organized did this a wonderful job! I was surprised at how put together it all was. I will for sure be participating in this next year.