The holiday season has finally arrived! I know all of you are gonna be busy baking up a storm and making wonderful desserts for all your friends and family. One of the things I always wished I could do but haven't had the chance to is have a cookie exchange. So I thought why not host a virtual cookie exchange and feature all of your favorite cookie recipes.
I would really LOVE to see a collection of allergen-friendly recipes (i.e. recipes free of at least one or two of the top food allergens found in cookies: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, wheat and dairy). Since my two kids have multiple food allergies (my oldest is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, eggs and soy; my youngest is allergic to eggs and dairy), I'm always trying to find or create recipes that both of them can enjoy. And even though they're not allergic to wheat anymore, I know how challenging it is to bake without key ingredients like wheat, eggs and dairy. If you're a parent of a child (or children) with food allergies, you know how difficult it is to navigate around all the food-centric festivities during this time of year. It's truly a blessing to find "safe" treats for them to enjoy during the holidays.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you'd like to participate, please share a cookie recipe (or two) from your blog. You can submit an old post or a new one. I would appreciate a mention and a link back to this cookie exchange event in your post but it is not required. If you'd like, you may simply write, "I submitted this recipe to be a part of Cookie Exchange 2011 hosted by Rianne at Art of Dessert." Send an email with "Cookie Exchange 2011" in the subject line to artofdessert (at) gmail (dot) com and include the following information:
- Your name
- Your Blog's name
- Your Post URL/Permalink
- One 150x150 pixel photo
Sunbutter and Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
The deadline to submit your recipes is midnight PST Saturday December 10, 2011 so I can post all of your wonderful recipes in time for everyone to try them out for the holidays :-)
Thank you so much for participating in this event and I can't wait to see all your wonderful cookie recipes!
Simple Shortbread Cookies