Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012!

Today's the day!    All the food bloggers who participated in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap are posting their pictures, recipes and sharing the cookie love.   
My cookie choice:  Peppermint Mocha Cookies.    Dark chocolate, cocoa, peppermint, white chocolate drizzle....all good things.  
What You Need
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract
2 eggs
1 tbsp instant coffee powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups flour   (add an extra 1/4 cup of flour if you're baking at altitude, like I am)
1  10oz bag of Nestle's Dark Chocolate Morsels
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
crushed candy canes for garnish

What You Do

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add peppermint extract.

In another bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, coffee, baking powder and salt. Add to wet ingredients and fold in chocolate chips.

Drop tablespoons of dough onto silicone mat lined cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Let cool.

Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave (use low heat and stop and stir every 20-30 seconds....you can go too far and it will burn and start to smell before you know it) .  Use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over cookies.  While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle cookies with crushed candy cane. 

Recipe Source:   I found this great recipe over on Eat Live Run.   I made the adjustment in flour due to altitude and made smaller cookies, I ended up with about 45.

Where Did These Cookies Go?
Every blogger participating received the contact information for three other bloggers.  
All my cookies went east of Colorado:  North Carolina, South Carolina and New York. 

Wine and Plum  (picture on twitter)
Bonbons and Biscotti     
This Is For You  (and a special cookie shoutout

And I Got Cookies Too!

My first gift of cookies arrived courtesy of Mercer and Sage.  

My second gift of cookies arrived courtesy of CopyKat.

My third gift of cookies arrived courtesy of Sweet Jeanette.


Cookie Love and Merry Christmas from Traveler in the Kitchen!

1 comment:

Laghari Bedi said...

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