Swapping Cookies With Our Internet Pals

Dec 14, 2011 1:01 pm

Food Network gathers media for a bake-off

gingerbread cheesecake cookies
Photo: Michelle Oddis
We can just imagine spritz cookies cowering in fear before these gingerbread cheesecake cookies.

Check out our recipe:
Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookies

Our friends at Food Network are at it again but instead of Virtual Thanksgiving, this time we're all doing a cookie swap. Now we realize it says right in the recipe that we wouldn't use it for cookie swap purposes. It's not really our thing. But then we realized just how hard these cookies rock, and felt compelled to show them off. 

Save your easily flattened macarons and rock-hard oatmeal raisin cookies for someone who doesn't like gingerbread or cheesecake, because we took two sweet things and rolled them into one. What do you mean we've been doing that with pancakes for months? Oh, so we have. But that's because we discovered that hybrid desserts of mixed-sweets backgrounds turn out to be the hottest ones of all. No offense to the other contenders, of course. I mean, if Oprah says her sugar cookies are the best, who are we to argue? 

Check out the recipes from our swap-mates:

All You Magazine: Pecan and Honey Diamonds
Sugar Cookies
Gilt Taste:
Sesame Ginger Rice Krispie Treats
Liquor.com: Drink In The Holidays 
Cooking Light: Iced Sugar Cookies 
My Recipes: Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Food 52: Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies
Cooking Channel: The White House's Molasses Spice Cookies  
BlogHer: Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies 
Cafe Mom: Mini Apple Crisp Cookies
The Daily Meal: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 
Eating Well: 5 Tips for Perfect Gingerbread Cookies 
Redbook Magazine: Candy Cane Cookies 
Gourmet Live: Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies 
AP/J.M. Hirsch: Ginger Fig Crumb Bars
Fox News: White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Epicurious: Italian Almond Cookies
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Cowboy Cookies 
FN Dish: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies
Yahoo Shine: Nutmeg Rosettes
Food and Wine: Chocolate-Espresso Snowballs
YumSugar: Coconut Date Balls 

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