nyc 2nd annual cookie swap

nyc 2nd annual cookie swap

It was time to start packing up the baked goods for the NYC 2nd Annual Cookie Swap, which this year will benefit Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. After a quick breakfast, I started packing the cookies, but the task wasn’t that easy–I had made several types and couldn’t bring all. After taste testing them for the last time (yes, I ate cookies after breakfast) I decided to bring Coco-Mac Cookies with Pineapple Caramel and Bourbon Cherry Brownie Cookies. (I’ll post the recipes soon). The Ginger Snowdrops that I’ve originally planned for this occasion were perfectly fine, but I wanted to bring more surprises.

By the time I walked up to Hill Country, Maggy (@ThreeManyCooks), Gail (@THEToughCookie), Jackie (@divathatateny), and Elizabeth (@GrillGirl) were already setting up the room on the lower level. With the help of some more volunteers and the restaurant’s staff, we were ready to receive the pending avalanche of cookies.

The attendees came down the stairs at precisely 1 pm, checked in, and promptly found a spot to display their baked goods. The room was electrified by the cookie connection.

Everyone dug into the buffet of barbecue briskets, ribs, and chicken, plus sides of mac-n-cheese, corn pudding, bourbon sweet potatoes, and cucumber salad. Very soon after, the crowd was eager to hunt down and gather their cookie choices in the large plastic containers provided by Glad.

Then came the raffle of prizes to benefit Cookies for Kid’s Cancer—an OXO gift basket, cookbooks from Wiley publication, dinner for two at Hill Country,  and a KitchenAid stand mixer.

As always, these festive get-togethers go by too fast. The attendees packed their cookie haul, picked up their swag gifts from Cheap Cookie Cutters, and said their goodbyes. Maybe some of the cookies made it all the way home.