Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013 - Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles


 


This is my first year to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and I just loved it!  I knew immediately which recipe I wanted to make for the 3 other bloggers that were lucky to have me get their names:  Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles.  I've been making these cookies for years, because they are truly some of the best tasting cookies I've ever had, so of course I had to make them.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles
recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart

Yield:  3/12 doz. large or 5 doz. small

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp each: ground cinnamon, grown ginger, and cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 1 c. softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir together sugar with all the spices in small bowl; remove 1/2 cup to a pie plate or small dish for dredging and place to the side.  Add cocoa to small bowl with sugar/spice mixture and stir to blend.
  3. Beat butter in an electric mixer bowl until fluffy.  Add the spiced cocoa mixture and beat until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla, then add the flour and baking powder at low speed until combined.
  4. Form tablespoon sized balls.  Roll them in the reserved sugar mixture and arrange 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Press cookies down slightly with your hand or the bottom of a glass.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes.  Cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a rack to cool.



I hope they were enjoyed by all who received...









...and, that everything arrived unbroken!








Goodies Received



The first dozen I received were some Chocolate Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies.  They were really cold when I got them, but I warmed a few up in the microwave, and boy were they good!  It was like eating a cup of hot cocoa!  Unfortunately, I seemed to have misplaced the card that came with them, so I don't know who sent them. =(  *I've recently been informed that it was Mary of Newtonienne Noshes, that made these delicious cookies.  So, thank you, Mary!



This was the 2nd batch I received, from Madeline of Munching In the Mitten.  These Peanut Butter cookies with PB and chocolate chips were in a word, amazing!  My son and I thoroughly enjoyed every single crumb!


Lastly, just yesterday night at 8pm, UPS delivered my 3rd parcel of goodness.  Quyen from Kitchen Runway sent me Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip cookies.
I'd never tasted cookie butter before, so this was a real treat!  The cookie butter added a richness to the cookie that normally isn't there with your typical chocolate chip.  So, thank you so much Quyen!
http://www.fbcookieswap.com/
I would like to say thank you to the sponsors of the the swap for their wonderful contribution to the cause, and for the fantastic goodies that we received from them.  I can't wait to see what next year brings!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karla! I'm so sorry the cookies got to you so late! It was suppose to be 2 day shipping! Eek. Glad you enjoyed the cookies. Your chocolate chai snickerdoodles look great! The Chocolate-Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies are from Mary www.thenewtonienne.blogspot.com :) I got cookies from Mary too! Loved them!

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