Tuesday, November 17

Eat Christmas Cookies, Season 3! A Food Blog(ga) Event

The holiday season is officially here. This I know for sure, not because of the blustery weather -- it's in the high 70s -- but because stores are packed with singing Santas and silver tinsel, I counted seven Christmas commercials during the Sunday Night football game, and I just returned from the store where I executed an impulsive shopping trip of epic proportions. I blame it on the Christmas music that was playing.

Currently in my pantry, I have 10 pounds each of all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, white sugar, and brown sugar. I've got fresh containers of baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, powdered buttermilk, and three cans of sweetened condensed milk. I've got every chip imaginable: semi-sweet, dark, milk, white, and peanut butter. Well, that is, except for cinnamon chips. I'm seriously starting to doubt their existence. Five-pound bags of nuts from pecans to cashews share a shelf with raisins, dates, apricots, cranberries, and candied ginger. My two-tier lazy Susan is weighted down with bottles of every flavor extract I could get my hands on, including coconut and maple walnut. Then there's molasses, peanut butter, maple syrup, and POM, just in case.

Oh, and I can't forget the decorations: confectioner's sugar, festive Christmas sprinkles, and jimmies (chocolate sprinkles for you non-Rhode Islanders). I even picked up a box of Santa Claus printed paper cups for fudge and truffles. And a box of candy canes. Not for baking, but for eating on the way home, since I was suffering from hypoglycemia after all that shopping.

Did I mention that I have an overwhelming desire to bake cookies? Dozens, even hundreds?

That's how I know the holiday season is officially here. Today I'm happy to announce Eat Christmas Cookies, Season 3! That's right. It's time to bake and swap your favorite Christmas cookies with us. Check out the amazing round-ups from Season 1 and Season 2, which include hundreds of spectacular Christmas cookies from around the world.

So start baking and send me any and all Christmas cookies; truffles, bark, and brownies count too. Just no pies, cakes, or muffins, please. Santa really prefers cookies.

Here's how you can participate:

Post about a Christmas cookie from today, November 17th through Sunday, December 20th at midnight PST. I will be posting your recipes as I receive them, so the earlier you send them in, the more likely someone else will see your recipe and try it for Christmas.


Within the post:
  • Please link to this page so others can participate.
  • Please link to the round-up page.
  • Santa would sure appreciate it if you'd include the cheerful Christmas Cookie Logo below. He might just leave extra goodies in your stocking, if you do. I'm just saying....



Email your entry to foodblogga [at] yahoo [dot] com, and put Christmas Cookies as the subject. In the e-mail please include:
  • Your preferred name
  • Where you live
  • Your blog’s name and URL
  • The URL of your entry
  • The name of the cookie
  • If you know how to re-size pictures, then please send along a 200 X 200 pixel pic of your cookies. If I don't see a re-sized pic attached, then I'll come get it at your blog.
  • Multiple entries are great, but please submit only new, current posts.
Don’t have a blog but would like to participate? No problem. Just email me your name, location, recipe, and brief description or story about the cookies. Please attach a 200 X 200 pixel picture to the email if you’d like it to accompany your recipe.

Like years past, there will be prizes, but Santa hasn't decided on them all yet. So stay tuned!

Questions? Comments? Cookies? Leave them below or Email me. Well, just leave the questions and the comments below. For the cookies, I'd recommend FedEx.

46 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I'd love to participate! I hope that I'll have enough time...

Cheers,

Rosa

The Food Hunter said...

I love this event! I'm starting to stock my pantry now. should have some cookies for you soon.

rookie cookie said...

I'm on it.

Wendy said...

Woo hoo!

Abby said...

I can't BELIEVE it's time again! Yay for Round 3. I'm already ready ... I've been baking for my blog, too!

Danger Kitten said...

Can't wait to get baking!

Shannon said...

ooh, i think i've got some baking in me ;)

ps- king arthur flour sells those cinnamon chips!

Cakelaw said...

Count me in!

Kara said...

So excited - I love this event. Now I just have to decide on which new cookie to try! Thanks for hosting!

Sage Trifle said...

I just knew you would do this again! Last year I baked over a thousand cookies, but didn't yet have a blog. I got many ideas from yours though. I can barely think about Thanksgiving this year; my thoughts are already on Christmas cookies.

Suzana said...

Susan, I'm so happy there will be a season 3! I was wondering if you'd make the world Eat Christmas Cookies this year. I'm in, of course. ;)

Happy cook said...

Count me in i have been looking forward to the cookie event.
Here comes the cookies :-)

Kalyn said...

Such a fun event. I'll get working on some cookies!

Megan said...

I agree about the cinnamon chips. I looked at every grocery store we have in town and not one store had them. 2 stores said they would get then for the holiday but they weren't with the dozen other kinds of chips they had sitting on the isle for christmas. I wonder!
I'm in on the cookies. I'll be sending a link soon, if not several. ;)

diva said...

oh love this time of the year when u hold this event! unfortunately i can't take part as i dont have an oven in my new apartment in london! :( can't wait to see what everyone makes though. x

Laurie said...

What fun! I usually spend the whole day on December 23 baking cookies so they will be fresh, but the kids will be thrilled if I make a batch this week.

Nicisme said...

Already? Yay!

Debbie said...

Sounds like fun!

LyB said...

Squeee! Susan, this is one of my favorite blogging events! I'm so glad you decided to host again this year! I can't wait to start looking through my multitude of cookie recipes and decide which one to send in! :)

foodie ffanatic said...

I don't have a blog {yet} but will email you a cookie recipe. I heard about the cinnamon chips at King Arthur Flour via www.yummery.com. I wish my pantry was stocked as well as yours for the holiday baking! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. {I'm going to be making your grandmother's rice pie again. It was really a hit at Easter.} Dani

LoveFeast Table said...

What a great idea!! Brainstorming which one....hmmmmmm.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

rosa-I hope so too!

foodhunter-Yay! Thanks.

rookie-10. 4. ;)

wendy-Woo-Hoo right back at ya!

abby-Seriously. It's crazy.

dangerkitten-Me too!

shannon-SO that's where they're been hiding. Thanks!

cakelaw-Will do! Thanks.

kara-You always come up with creative ones!

sagetrifle-Well, cookies are more fun than the bird. I'm so happy to hear you have been inspired by the event. I'm so excited you'll be participating this year!

suzana-THh world is a happier place with cookies in it. :)

happycook-Terrific! I'll be looking forward to them!

kalyn-Wonderful!

megan-I know. According to Shannon, though, King Arthur has them. Good luck! I can't wait to see your cookies!

diva-No worries. Thanks for the note!

laurie-Kids + cookies = happiness.

nic-Yup! Yay!

debbie-It is fun!

lyb-You're so sweet! Thanks!

foodiefanatic-How kind of you to include the link. Thank you. And you're making the rice pie? Oh, that warms my heart. Thanks for letting me know.

lovefeasttable-I know. That's the hardest part!

Allison said...

How fun! I was just thinking the other day how I haven't made cookies in a while. This is a great excuse!

Hilary (Adventures from 14 Maple) said...

Over here in NY we have cinnamon chips AND butterscotch chips, which I see wasn't mentioned in your list! I think one of the best cookies on earth are oatmeal scotchies! I'm excited to join in too! I need to hit up my local bulk store and stock up too! This sounds like so much fun!

Aparna said...

Haven't been here (or anywhere else) in ages and have missed a lot! But I love this cookie event and am definitely not going to miss this one.

Happy thanksgiving.

sunita said...

It's that time of the year again! will definitely send you something :-)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

allison-As if anyone really needs an excuse to bake cookies, right? ;)

hilary-So you're hogging all the chips! ;) Sure, send them in. The more, the merrier.

aparna-Welcome back! I've gotta come visit you too. :)

sunita-Oh, I know they'll be beautiful!

Laura said...

I'd love to participate, but I'm actually baking a cookie this year from a participant's entry in last years 'eat christmas cookies' event (http://cherrapeno.blogspot.com/2007/12/pecan-pie-cookies.html). Doesn't seem right that I would enter their cookie! Ha.

Can't wait to see the round up though!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

laura-I'm sure she'd be flattered. So feel free to send it along! :)

moanina said...

check out the seasonal food calander... helps alot in the holiday season

thecuriousbaker said...

hmm...I might just make this my first event entry :) watch this space...

Barbara said...

I'm not happy with the cookies I made today. Hope to repeat soon.

Ivy said...

Susan I just sent you my entry at your yahoo e-mail. The link you have in this post is not working so please let me know if you have received my entry.

Melynda said...

Hmmmmm, what to make, what to make! I will be there. Thanks.

Jessica Nunemaker said...

Oh! This sounds really fun! I just found out about this from Ben and his What's Cooking? site.

...and I do have cinnamon chips. ;) Unfortunately, cherry chips are the kind I need!

Priya said...

I have sent an email with my entry,hope u got them..

chriesi said...

Hi Susan! Such a wonderful event! I sent you some cookies, but maybe they got lost, so I resent them today. Cheers Chriesi

Graziana said...

Hi, I sent you my cookies twice last week, I hope you got them

Susan from Food Blogga said...

chriesi, priya, and graziana-I just checked my spam box and there were your cookies plus a few others. I feel terrible. I'll get them up this morning. Thanks for letting me know.

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

jUST found u and boy am i happy....got here thru Megans blog and its just the kinda cookie eating i wanna indulge in-am aiming at 12 cookies beginin 1st dec-can i send 'em all?
please say yes!!!
Have just linked by my last 3 and one am still uploading another recent post....
and sending the emails right away too!!!!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

do have a code for that cute eat-a-christmas -cookie button...i would love to paste it on my blog ,if yes!!!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

I love how u picked up and stocked ur ingredients-feels like a mini santa bakery runnin there and i love that feeling....
me would go beserk(in a happy way)@ store like that specially with sprinkles in Christmas colors and snowy flakes & hearts and...
lemme leave specify my preferences-will take an awfull lot of place...all these elude me here-not a single store stocks on 'em...will u belive that i haven been able to find gel/paste colors & glitter for the last 8 months....
Well actually began writng coz of ur beautiful narration of ur cutie stori...i had a nice 'i understand' grin plastered all throughout......loving it.....

Deeba PAB said...

I'm late this year but just posted something for your event Susan! I has\d so many more cookies to do, but ife had other plans...sigh! Thank you for hosting this beautiful event! xoxo
http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com/2009/12/fresh-ginger-cake-fresh-ginger.html

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Just sent you my entry, Susan! :)

Cristina said...

Hi Susan
I sent you (email) my entry.
Have a nice week end
Cristina

Jaime said...

I'm sorry I don't have time to participate this year, Susan...but hope you have a happy holiday! :)

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