2011 Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange Link Up and Giveaway

I love hosting a cookie exchange during the holiday season with my friends and family. I’ve also been known to pack up boxes of homemade holiday goodies and share them with unsuspecting neighbors who might not have a baker in the house.

The best part of a cookie exchange is that you only have to bake a couple of different cookie recipes but you get to come home with a large assortment of cookies to enjoy.


This year I decided to also host a virtual cookie recipe exchange here on my blog.

I’ll still be baking goodies for my friends and family but by also hosting a virtual cookie recipe exchange we can bring together a big list of recipes that you or I might try during this holiday baking season. 

So how does a virtual cookie exchange work? It’s really pretty simple.


 Visit my blog between December 2ndand December 12th at 11:59 pm. Add a recipe link with a photo in the linky from your blog of a cookie recipe you have made and posted to your blog.

 It doesn’t have to be a new recipe just one that is posted to your blog.

If your not a blogger you may leave a recipe in the comments.


Prizes
I am so happy to be able to offer some great prizes for my first Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange!

The wonderful folks at King Arthur Flour have donated a cookie prize pack for one lucky winner. The prize pack will include 


a package of King Arthur Flour Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix


a package of King Arthur Flour White Icing Mix

and



Aren’t these cookies just darling? 

lass=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: Georgia, ‘Times New Roman’, serif;”>King Arthur Flour is running a great cookie contest that you may be interested in checking out. They have some great prizes up for grabs!

The Create Your Own Snow Globe Cookie contest is running until December 12th. To enter create your own snow globe cookie. Upload a picture to their Facebook page, Google+ page or the Baking Circle community.

Check out the link for more details!

But wait that’s not all that is up for grabs.

St Martin Press and Robin L. Olson, The Cookie Exchange Queen were generous enough to offer up a copy of 

The Cookie Party Cookbook

The Cookie Party Cookbook
I just sneaked a peek inside and this book is jammed packed full of information, recipes and tips on hosting a cookie exchange.

If you’d like to buy a copy for yourself or as a Christmas gift you can purchase a copy of the book on Amazon by following this link.

Robin L. Olson has a great website full of  history, tips, photos and information on hosting the ultimate cookie exchange at Cookie-Exchange.com 

She also has a Facebook page at Robin Olson’s Cookie-Exchange.com where everyone is chatting about this years cookie exchanges. Check it out.




Garnish Product Collage



Now everyone knows you can’t have a cookie exchange without awesome packaging for all the goodies you’ll be passing out or taking home with you.



Garnish has been generous enough to offer two $25 gift certificates to 2 of my Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange entrants.

Garnish Christmas Cookie Dough



No matter what the occasion Garnish has the perfect packaging. If you have an event coming up and are looking for ideas check out the Garnish Blog or the Garnish Ideas page

The Rules


1 Required: add a recipe link from your blog with a photo of a cookie recipe you have made. The link doesn’t have to be a new recipe just one that you have posted on your blog. 

If you are not a blogger you may share a recipe in the comments.


2 Add the image above to your blog post with the following text below it. 

 ”Join the Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange with Flour On My Face  Prizes donated by King Arthur Flour, St Martins Press / Robin L. Olson and Garnish.”




You must do this to be eligible for the prizes.


Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you linked up and added the image to your blog.


3 For an another entry you can tweet 

Sample Tweet Pls RT @flouronmyface2 Join the Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange add a cookie recipe to win great prizes  http://ow.ly/7M2T6 #VCRE

You must leave a comment with a link to your tweet for an extra entry.

4 Like my facebook page and share the link to the Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange on Facebook and tag my Flour On My Face page to earn another entry.


Members of my Blog Frog Community can earn an extra entry. Go here to Virtual Cookie Exchange Announcement to see how.


Open to US residents only

Winners will be draw randomly and notified through email. Please be sure to leave your email address in one of your comments. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize by responding to my notification email. After 48 hours of not hearing back a new winner will be drawn.

Thanks for joining in on the fun and good luck! Happy Holidays & Happy Baking 

Disclosure: I have not received any compensation from the prize sponsors. Each one of them were generous enough to offer up a prize for the Flour On My Face Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange. Please visit them if you get a chance! All opinions are my own!


You may have to click on the Read More link to find the linky.


If for some reason the linky doesn’t show up click the title of the blog post and scroll to the bottom of the page. 


Thanks for joining in on the fun!






Comments

  1. I linked up! Fun idea :)

  2. Tweeted it!@goofyfrito
    RT @flouronmyface2 Join the Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange add a cookie recipe to win great prizes http://ow.ly/7M2T6 #VCRE

  3. Shared it on Facebook!

  4. I've just realized I don't have any cookie recipes on my site! Eeek! I must remedy this, and soon!

    Buzzed :)

  5. I joined the cookie swap..What a great idea

  6. I just linked up.
    Awesome idea…I just love love holiday cookies.

  7. I tweeted the giveaway (@rachelkyle0402).

  8. I "like" your facebook page and commented on it so you would have my little "Hello" message.

    If I win, and I hope I am lucky enough to win, you can e-mail me at jacobs.rachel04@gmail(dot)com

  9. Hi! I added the image and linked up to my cookie post: http://www.healingcuisinebyelise.com/2010/12/candy-cane-macaroons.html

  10. I tweeted: Join the Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange add a cookie recipe to win great prizes!! http://ow.ly/7M2T6 #VCRE @flouronmyface2

  11. And, did the facebook share linked back to you. elise_schwartz@live.com

  12. I linked up my blog!! :)

  13. linked up my blog!

  14. Just linked up! Thanks for hosting such a fab giveaway!

  15. The cookies and the prizes look great! I recommended your cookie recipe swap on my blog today.

    I hope there is still room for me to add a cookie recipe tomorrow!

    I also tweeted it! @thewaybyelle

  16. What a fun idea! Unfortunately I can't enter to win any of the prizes because I'm not a U.S. resident. But I still would like to share my holiday cookie with you.

    Tasty Spice Nuts, typical Dutch cookie, with flavours that go really well this time of year.
    http://www.cakieshq.com/2011/12/tasty-spice-nuts/

    Good luck to all of the contestants! Love to browse through all the recipes, will have to try some!

  17. Love this site! So much good stuff to browse through. We added a pecan cookie recipe. We also tweeted about it (4 hrs left to enter! We just did. Join the Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange to win great prizes http://ow.ly/7M2T6 #VCRE @flouronmyface2).

    Good luck everyone!

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