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Virtual Holiday Recipe Exchange

I have something really fun and exciting to share with you! Jamie from My Baking Addiction and I have teamed up to bring you a Holiday Recipe Exchange Series. Each week starting next week through the end of the year we’ll be hosting the Recipe Exchange on our blogs.

pumpkin sugar cookies with cinnamon buttercream


Hosted by Katie and Jamie
Sponsored by Beanilla, Scharffen Berger, Kerrygold Butter, & more!

Additional Info Available Here: Holiday Recipe Exchange Posting & Prize Details

We all love sharing food and trying out new recipes from our friends and families. Through blogs, twitter, and facebook many of us have nurtured new found friendships and become part of a wonderful food blogging family.

We don’t often have the opportunity to eat, cook, and share with one another in real life. Instead, let us all come together in our virtual kitchens while we share some of our very best and favorite Holiday recipes.

How can YOU participate?

This is a BLOG CARNIVAL. We need YOU to participate for the event to be successful. We encourage you to participate in the swap itself. Each week, starting November 17th we will host a virtual recipe swap on our blogs. Each week, a new theme, a new sponsor, and a new set of fabulous PRIZES.

That’s right! I said PRIZES! With the Blog Carnival Link Up System we are using you’ll be able to vote for your favorite recipe that has been submitted to the exchange. At the end of the voting period, the winner will be the participant with the most votes. Keep in mind that you will ONLY be eligible for the prize IF YOU POST IN THE LINK UP. This is not a traditional blog giveaway.

To help us promote the event you can Tweet or Facebook one of the following messages:

Sample Tweet: Join @GoodLifeEats and @BakingAddiction for a Holiday Recipe Swap. See how you can participate (and WIN) here: Pls RT

Or any other message you’d like to spread!

Check out the schedule below:

  • November 17 – Beanilla Vanilla Beans: and recipe featuring VANILLA
  • November 24 – Kerrygold Butter: any recipe featuring BUTTER
  • November 22 – Swanson’s Broth: STUFFING recipes
  • December 1 – Scharffen Berger Chocolate: any recipe featuring CHOCOLATE
  • December 8 – Scharffen Berger Chocolate: any recipe featuring CHOCOLATE
  • December 13 – Le Creuset: Family Favorite COMFORT FOODS
  • December 15 – Kerrygold Butter: any recipe featuring BUTTER
  • December 22 – TBA
  • December 29 – TBA
pumpkin sugar cookie bars

We hope you’ll participate! To kick things off, Jamie and I have each made a recipe from one another’s blog to share with you. I’ve taken Jamie’s post on Sugar Cookie Bars and given them a few seasonal tweaks. I bring you: Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Bars!

These were such a fun cookie bar to make and eat. The whole family loved them and are already asking when we can make them again. So much easier than rolling out sugar cookie cut out dough!

This event has closed. Check out all of the recipes that I shared during the Holiday Recipe Exchange below:

Holiday Recipe Exchange

Here are all of the recipes that I shared as a part of the Virtual Holiday Recipe Exchange in 2010 and 2011


Tuesday 27th of September 2011

I made these today! Thanks for posting something fun for fall. I have been looking for recipes and a lot of them end up being similar. This one is unique.


Wednesday 17th of November 2010

Do you know how many servings this makes? I would like to half it since i only have a 9x13, but i want to make sure it will be enough for atleast 10-12 people


Wednesday 17th of November 2010

How many per person do you want? I made a 9x13 for the 4 of us but it took us a few days to finish them.


Monday 15th of November 2010

WOW! These look amazing!! I cant wait to make them and share with my Bible study, they will go NUTS!!

megan @ whatmegansmaking

Monday 15th of November 2010

I made these bars last week and unfortunatley I didn't like them all that much. I guess they just weren't what I expected - they had more of a dense cake texture than sugar cookie texture.

megan @ whatmegansmaking

Monday 15th of November 2010

Great idea on adding the spices, but not the pumpkin. I think I'll try that! Thanks for the reply.


Monday 15th of November 2010

If they're not cookie enough for you, I would suggest the original recipe (linked in the post) and just adding the spices not the pumpkin puree. Adding extra moisture to a recipe will always do that but personally we loved them and enjoyed the seasonal twist on the recipe.


Sunday 14th of November 2010

Great looking dish! Make me hungry!