Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cookie Swap v.2

Last night I hosted another post-holiday craziness cookie swap!  We ended up with a smaller group than last year, but still had a good time catching up over some delicious treats.


Smoky Tahini Peas, Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms, Moroccan Chickpeas

I wanted to make a few light, savory appetizers to accompany good conversation :)  Since I had a busy week in lab, my aim was to use things I already had in my kitchen and wouldn't take too long to prepare.  I ended up with peas in a smoky tahini dressing, crab-stuffed mushrooms and Moroccan spiced chickpeas.



We had quite the sweet lineup:
     Meyer Lemon Shortbread from Jen (Tiny Urban Kitchen)
     Almond Macaroons w/Chocolate Ganache from Elina (Healthy & Sane, Russian Bites)
     my Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Cookies
     Pretzel and Graham Cracker Chocolate Bars from Kerstin (Cake, Batter & Bowl)
     Lemon Ricotta Cookies from Bridget (Yogurt & Berries)
     Peanut Butter Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats from Cara (Cara's Cravings)


Cara, Kerstin, Jen, Bridget, Elina and I

I had an awesome time with these ladies, maybe you'll be able to attend next year?

16 comments:

Rosiecat said...

Oh my goodness, you all are SO CUTE! And your photo collages look amazing here, Shannon.

(And don't even get me started on the food...nom nom nom!) :-)

Have a great week, dear!

Joanne said...

I miss out on so many fun things by living in NYC! Ugh! Jealous of you ladies!

Kerstin said...

Your photos are awesome - with your new lens? :)

Thanks for hosting - it was so fun!! And A says thank you for all the yummy mushrooms too... :)

Lauren said...

All of the treats (both savory and sweet) sound delicious! Bummed I couldn't make it... but glad to hear you had a great time!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oh my - how wonderful do they all look!!!!

Erica said...

How fun is this? I totally need to get the Charleston ladies together for an exchange. The peas in a smoky tahini dressing sounds and looks delicious. And everyones cookies are so beautiful!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

All of those cookies look wonderful! I'm so sorry that I missed this and hope I can join next year!

Bridget said...

Had a great time yesterday Shannon! Thanks so much for hosting, and I can't wait to make that pea dip, it was awesome!!

Megan said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I really hope I can make it one of these times. This past week/weekend was just too nuts.

Tiny Urban Kitchen said...

Thanks so much for organizing it! :) It was fun!! And your photos are beautiful!

Janetha said...

why don't i live by you?!

Daisy said...

looks like fun! everyones cookies look so tasty!

Cara said...

Thanks again for hosting, I had a great time! Hope to do things like this more often :)

Emily said...

This sounds like so much fun! I wish I lived in Boston.

5 Star Foodie said...

A fun party and all the cookies look so yummy!

Lizzy said...

So sad I missed this! Looks like a blast. I made cookies and everything and then just felt sick. Maybe it was all that cookie batter I ate? OOPS! hehe

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