I recently participated in the 2012 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and what a blast it’s been! The instructions were pretty simple. I signed up, was assigned three fellow food bloggers from around the country to send each a dozen of my favorite cookies to and in return, I would receive three dozen cookies from other food bloggers. How fun!
Special thanks to Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie over at The Little Kitchen for putting this whole thing together! What a tremendous task you ladies had in coordinating this. I do hope you guys got in on a little of the cookie action and scored yourselves some cookies too!
The cookies I baked to send out were a variation of my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E cookie in the world! They’re officially called, Laura Bush’s Texas Governor’s Mansion Cookies and being a Texas girl myself, I thought they would be appropriate.
I actually put my own little twist on this recipe to make it a little more festive. I added cranberries, white chocolate and macadamia nuts which I highly recommend doing!
I packaged the cookies in cute little boxes and enclosed a Texas “goodie bag”, with our own, Texas Monthly Magazine, Texas spices and Texas candies. I had such a good time putting it all together to send out.
Recipe adapted from the Original Laura Bush’s Texas Governor’s Mansion Cookies