And the Winners of the 2010 Great Gluten-Free Cookie Swap are …

And the Winners of the 2010 Great Gluten-Free Cookie Swap are …

Wow – I feel like I keep saying “wow,” but this is pretty wow-worthy!

This idea that was hatched when a few readers pined for the good ol’ cookie swap days (pre-gluten-free, of course!) and a gluten-free blogger friend brainstormed with me to figure out how to do it – quickly! – took on a life of its own! In one short, very busy month, gluten-free folks from Baltimore to Bangor, Canada to Cleveland, took time to share their tried and true cookie recipes in real holiday spirit. The Gluten-Free Cookie Swap was born. 

People just kept giving and giving, until we had over 75 amazing cookie recipes (in addition to the 16 I shared) and oh so many mouthwatering photos!

How ’bout Capt’n Jack’s Chocolate Rum Cookies from Diane Eblin?!

How ’bout Capt’n Jack’s Chocolate Rum Cookies from Diane Eblin?!

Check out these beautiful Zimtsterne (cinnamon stars) posted by Nicola Stockmann-Tannerfors!

Check out these beautiful Zimtsterne (cinnamon stars) posted by Nicola Stockmann-Tannerfors!

Everything from biscotti to pizzelles to gingerbread men and Girl Scout Samoas (yes, that recipe is really posted!).

Classic Pizzelles from Trish Pecharo Deitemyer.

Classic Pizzelles from Trish Pecharo Deitemyer.

This bank of cookie recipes is positively incredible, and judging by the comments posted, has already inspired many of us to get back into the kitchen this holiday season to bake up a storm with renewed hope and assurance from other real gluten-free folks that the recipes will work!  (It inspired me to make my Cranberry-Almond Biscotti!)  

I could never possibly go over all the amazing cookie recipes posted or the heartwarming comments (you’ve got to check them all out to believe it!), but I will point out some highlights before I announce this year’s winners.

Lovely Coconut Snowballs from Natascha de la Court.

Lovely Coconut Snowballs from Natascha de la Court.

Ok, so now for the winners!!! (drum roll, please!)

These 3 cookie recipes garnered the most “likes” (aka votes) when the votes were tallied December 15 at midnight.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles from Maggie Savage.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles from Maggie Savage.

3rd Place Winner:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles (Maggie Savage – SheLetThemEatCake)

 

(wins one 5lb bag gfJules™ All Purpose Flour & my 2010 Holiday Baking E-Book)

 

2d Place Winner: Half Moon Cookies (Linda Swirzewski)

Half Moon Cookies from Linda Swirzewski.

Half Moon Cookies from Linda Swirzewski.

 

 1st Place Winner:

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies from Wendy Rose.

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies from Wendy Rose.

 

Cut-Out Cookies (Wendy Rose – CandyHeartsBlog)

(wins Jules Gluten Free Holiday Pack)

Congratulations to these winners, and to all of those who shared their recipes — we’re really all winners of this fantastic repository of gluten-free cookie recipes!

The Gluten-Free Cookie Swap recipes will remain posted even though the contest is over, and we will endeavor to compile as many as possible to organize them for you (any ideas on how to do this are most welcome!) This is truly a resource that should not be lost or become stagnant! Keep posting and keep swapping those recipes!

Pumpkin Cookies from Ami Tindall Frank.

Pumpkin Cookies from Ami Tindall Frank.

One of the delicious candy cane cookie postings (this one from Tracy McIntyre)

One of the delicious candy cane cookie postings (this one from Tracy McIntyre)

*Note: while the vast majority of recipes were posted by regular gluten-free folks, there were many gluten-free bloggers who joined in the fun and shared the Cookie Swap with their readers when they shared a recipe as well. 

These gals + 2 guys have some great blogs which you should definitely check out sometime (I apologize if I miss anybody -not everyone linked to their blogs):

AdventuresofaGlutenFreeMom

TheAutismExperience

TheBakingBeauties

CandyHearts

CookAllergyFree

CustomChoiceCereal

GFHomemaker

GFreeMom

GingerLemonGirl

GlutenFreeBetsy

GlutenFreeCookingSchool

GlutenFreeEasily

GlutenFreeFitness

GlutenFreeMom

Glutenista

TheHealthyApple

KindaRealGlutenFreeFood

theMommyBowl

SheLetThemEatCake

SimplySugarandGlutenFree

TheWholeGang

And the Winners of the 2010 Great Gluten-Free Cookie Swap are …

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Ingredients:

How ’bout Capt’n Jack’s Chocolate Rum Cookies from Diane Eblin?!

Check out these beautiful Zimtsterne (cinnamon stars) posted by Nicola Stockmann-Tannerfors!

Classic Pizzelles from Trish Pecharo Deitemyer.

  • The most posted type of recipe: Various creative  incarnations of Peanut Butter Cookies

    Lovely Coconut Snowballs from Natascha de la Court.

  • 2d most posted type of recipe: the Snowball/Russian Tea/Mexican Wedding Cookie (who knew it had so many names?!)
  • Most Unusually Named Cookie: “Peanut Butter Hamsters” (Katie Chalmers)
  • Most Apparently Healthy Cookie: “Better for You Chocolate Chip Cookies” (Erin Elberson)
  • Most Unusual Cookie Ingredient: “Smoked Paprika Chocolate Chip Cookies” (Amie Jo)
  • First Posted Recipe: “Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies” (Becky Hawkins) – posted at 6:19am the 1st day of The Swap!

Method:

Lovely Coconut Snowballs from Natascha de la Court.

Lovely Coconut Snowballs from Natascha de la Court.

Ok, so now for the winners!!! (drum roll, please!)

These 3 cookie recipes garnered the most “likes” (aka votes) when the votes were tallied December 15 at midnight.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles from Maggie Savage.

3rd Place Winner:

 

 

Half Moon Cookies from Linda Swirzewski.

 

 1st Place Winner:

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies from Wendy Rose.

Congratulations to these winners, and to all of those who shared their recipes — we’re really all winners of this fantastic repository of gluten-free cookie recipes!

The Gluten-Free Cookie Swap recipes will remain posted even though the contest is over, and we will endeavor to compile as many as possible to organize them for you (any ideas on how to do this are most welcome!) This is truly a resource that should not be lost or become stagnant! Keep posting and keep swapping those recipes!

Pumpkin Cookies from Ami Tindall Frank.

One of the delicious candy cane cookie postings (this one from Tracy McIntyre)

*Note: while the vast majority of recipes were posted by regular gluten-free folks, there were many gluten-free bloggers who joined in the fun and shared the Cookie Swap with their readers when they shared a recipe as well. 

These gals + 2 guys have some great blogs which you should definitely check out sometime (I apologize if I miss anybody -not everyone linked to their blogs):

AdventuresofaGlutenFreeMom

TheAutismExperience

TheBakingBeauties

CandyHearts

CookAllergyFree

CustomChoiceCereal

GFHomemaker

GFreeMom

GingerLemonGirl

GlutenFreeBetsy

GlutenFreeCookingSchool

GlutenFreeEasily

GlutenFreeFitness

GlutenFreeMom

Glutenista

TheHealthyApple

KindaRealGlutenFreeFood

theMommyBowl

SheLetThemEatCake

SimplySugarandGlutenFree

TheWholeGang

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  1. I cannot seem to find the recipe for pizzelles on your website. Is it posted anywhere? I see the picture
    (Classic Pizzelles from Trish Pecharo Deitemyer).
    Would love to have the recipe.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Sandra – if you go to the Gluten-Free Cookie Swap on Facebook and search the “Photos” tab until you find pictures of pizzelles. Click on those pictures and you’ll see the recipes associated with those pictures! Be sure to check back frequently as the Swap will be going strong again come the end of November!

  2. You could organize them by the predominate flavor or by the cooking/preparation method: Cut out cookies, no bake cookies, refrigerator cookies, etc.

  3. Thx, Jules, but I should clarify that I only did the baking one cookie recipe a day for a full week (and this weekend, too), so you probably have me beat – ha-ha! But I plan on baking all day tomorrow. I just finished making a huge batch of your graham crackers from scratch & they taste EXACTLY like a graham cracker – AMAZING! I’ll be able to make my son’s favorite cheesecake for his b-day next week & his dad will be able to eat it, as well. ;)

  4. This was such a WONDERFUL idea! Sharing is what it’s all about! I LOVE IT! I had begun to copy & paste some of the recipes into word docs. & wrote out some by hand that I have already made. This cookie swap had inspired me to make one cookie recipe a day to give lots of cookie gifts this year. My freezer is getting full! Joyous and Happy Holidays to ALL! Thanks again, Jules, for this great idea! :)

    • Wow Linda – wish I lived close to you to be the recipient of some of those goodies! So glad you are taking advantage of all the Cookie Swap has to offer! Happy Gluten-Free Baking Holidays to you!!!

  5. YIPPEE!!!!!!

    Thank you so much, Jules :)

    I’m genuinely honored and SO EXCITED to try some of those awesome recipes I’ve found!

    This was a lot of fun!