Last year I had the opportunity to host my first ever Christmas Cookie Exchange. It was so much fun to get together with a bunch of fellow Army wives while taste testing cookies and other appetizers and playing games. I miss those girls and the monthly lunches we shared – and I’ve still yet to find community similar to what I experienced among the women there.
So this year, since there’s been many a transition, a very busy December ahead of us (two weddings, among Christmas parties here and there), I thought it would be so much fun to team up with other women in the blogging community to host an online Christmas cookie exchange.
But not just any Christmas cookie exchange. Many of you are eagerly seeking to transition to a healthier lifestyle, so I thought it might serve you to show you that you can make your desserts healthy–and enjoy eating them, too! I am so excited to be joined by other real food bloggers–many women who I’ve learned from over the past few years. What a treat!
But, as with anything else, there’s room for freedom–and holidays can be a time when we splurge a little. So if we’re eating refined white sugar, bleached flour–as much as we seek to avoid it 99% of the time–a piece of pie or a cookie or two won’t hurt us. So, there’s freedom ladies!
But wait–I want you to participate, too! There are two ways you can join in the fun. First, if you want to “healthify” your favorite recipe, you can send it to me at Kelly (at) domesticbydesign (dot) com, and I will modify it for you and post it on the day of the exchange.
On December 8th, the day of the exchange, simply post your favorite Christmas cookie recipe–healthy or not–on the day of the exchange. And it doesn’t have to be “healthy.” It just has to be good.
And, if you’re a blogger and would like to join, simply save the above image to your desktop and display it on your blog to let your readers know. On the day of the exchange, post your recipe on your blog, direct your readers to the exchange here at my blog, and come on over here to link it up with other blogger’s recipes.
I hope you’ll join us in the fun–Christmas time is such a special time of year and I personally hope to add to my repetoire of favorite Christmas cookies!
I can’t wait!