Monday, 4 January 2010

The Hai-Cookie Exchange

A few weeks ago I came across a brilliant idea - a cookie exchange! This was proposed by Molly from Batter-splattered who requested volunteers willing to make and post a dozen cookies to a fellow blogger who would return the favour. In addition to the cookies we were also asked to include a festive Haiku (Haiku -> Hai-cookie... d'you see!). A haiku being a three line poem with the lines consisting of 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively.

I didn't want to post anything overseas so I sent off an email in the hope that there would be someone else in the UK keen to join in. And I was in luck as I was paired up with Rebecca who runs the blog From a North London Kitchen.

A few days later a little parcel arrived which turned out to be a real box of delights. Not only did I receive two bags of cookies - one containing festive iced stars, and one containing Cranberry, White Chocolate and Macadamia nut cookies....

....but I also received a bag filled with Vanilla Marshmallow AND a box of chocolate pieces flavoured with mint. Fabulous!

Needless to say it was all delicious and was quickly devoured. It was also accompanied by a lovely card containing the following:

Festive Happiness
Mulled wine with a dash of spice
Knitting and my cat

So then it was my turn. Unfortunately a bout of illness and general Christmas mayhem meant that I missed my window to make and post my cookies before Christmas but the following week I was ready to go. The December Sweet & Simples Bakes challenge was Cranberry & White Chocolate cookies and I had planned to kill two birds with one stone and put some of the challenge cookies in my parcel so I couldn't believe the coincidence when I received almost exactly the same flavour! I decided to go ahead with my plan all the same though but made an extra batch of oat and raisin cookies to add a bit of variety. So here's my box ready to go...

And my haiku...!

It's nearly New Year
Time to make resolutions
For the year ahead

This exchange was great fun and I would love to take part in one again some time.

The recipe for the Cranberry & White Chocolate cookies can be found here.


  1. we definitely have cookie compatibility! Sorry I haven't posted about your delicious cookies yet (I'm sneaking the final oat and raisin into my lunch tomorrow and hoping the boyfriend doesn't notice I've made off with it!) I will get on the case!

  2. What a lovely idea and how nice to get the extra goodies too.