And just like that, the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013 is here. Or the fbcookieswap as you may have seen EVERYWHERE on the interwebs the last few weeks!
Can I just say, for the record...I love doing this swap! And, it scares the poo out of me every single year. Every year. From about January till October I can't wait for it to roll around. I sign up, I sit patiently and wait for the emails with what to do to come rolling in, I brainstorm cookie ideas, and I keep my eyes peeled for fun packaging ideas. Then once that first email hits my inbox saying I've officially been accepted, the sweat starts pouring down. "What if my cookies suck?" "What if I can't find the perfect packaging to make them as cute as can be??" "How will I find time to bake, photograph, edit, and write a post with the 3,000,000 other things I'm doing?" And on and on.
But alas, like EVERY SINGLE year...I do it and have fun to boot! I don't know what my problem is. True, stress central hits me the day of baking/photographing/shipping, but honestly once my packages are on their way around the country, I sigh with relief and sit back anxiously waiting for my cookies to come to our doorstep! This is the best part of the swap: cookies come to you!
This year cookies started arriving at our doorstep the day after Thanksgiving. Hahahaha. Oh boy. Just what we needed! More sweets! ;)