fbcookieswap 2014

Nutella Krinkle Cookies from ascrumptiouslife.com

Today’s recipe is my cookie for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This year I made  Chocolate Hazelnut Krinkle Cookies – a new take on a classic.  Last week I told you the saga about misplacing my  former sister-in-law’s recipe for the traditional Chocolate Krinkle Cookies and needing to come up with another recipe.  So I decided […]

Back to reality….


I’m easing (very slowly) back to reality after my cruise last week.  So no new recipe today.  But I did want to share that, for the fourth year, I’m joining the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. If you’re a food blogger, I hope you’ll join me in a fun event for a good cause. For the rest of […]

fbcookieswap 2013


I made rugelach for Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013. The cream cheese dough produces a cookie that’s not as sweet as many other holiday treats. Not to worry, I added preserves, pecans and chocolate chips so you won’t feel deprived one bit!

2012 Foodblogger Cookie Swap

Shortbread with white chocolate, pistachios & cranberries from ascrumptiouslife.com

Today is the day all the participants in the 2012 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap post about their cookies. My recipe, this year, is Shortbread with white chocolate , pistachios and dried cranberries. The shortbread is delicious on it’s own, but I decided to make it a little more festive with the red, green and white toppings — and boy, the house smells great while it’s baking.

The great food blogger cookie swap 2011

gingerbread biscotti

My cookie swap entry – Gingerbread Biscotti. I kicked it up a notch by topping the cookies with lemon icing and a sprinkle of crystalized ginger.

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