The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange


Once known around these parts as Christmas Cookie Week, The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange is the new name of The Speckled Palate’s yearly celebration of sugar, butter and cookies. And I’m inviting you to be a part of it, too, because cookies = love, and the holiday season is all about sharing and spreading love.

New in 2017, we’re adding a charity component to the Sweetest Season. We’re partnering with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to raise both money and awareness.

Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? Currently, 40,000 U.S. children are actively battling cancer. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget allotted for all forms of pediatric cancer, we want to raise both money and awareness this holiday season.

We want to help our friends at Cookies for Kids’ Cancer raise money this holiday, so we’re giving back through our virtual cookie exchange!

To participate in this year’s Cookie Week, we strongly encourage everyone to make a donation of at least $15 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Interested in seeing the cookie recipes shared during The Sweetest Season? Click here.

What is The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange?

A yearly celebration of sugar and butter. A gathering of Internet friends around a virtual cookie table. A way to make new friends, share new recipes and prepare for the upcoming holiday baking season. (Because we all know that’s TOTALLY a thing!)

If you’re interested, fill out this form so we can keep you informed as the dates draw nearer.

When is The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange?

2017’s cookie exchange will be held from Saturday, November 25 to Saturday, December 2, 2017. You can share as many or few cookie recipes in those days as your heart desires. During the week, Susannah and I will keep a running list of the recipes shared. And then once the week is over, we will post a round-up of all the fabulous recipes.

What do I have to do for The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange?

Bake some cookies, take some pretty photos of them and share them at your blog. When you’ve posted the recipe during The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange, fill out this form with your post information so I can add it to the running list of posts, as well as include it in a round-up post, which will be shared the week after the exchange.

When you share your recipes on social media channels, tag them with #sweetestseasoncookies so we can all follow along!

Who can participate in The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange?

Anyone who has a blog can participate. Heck, even if you don’t have a food blog, you can participate… though it might be a little challenging to share your recipes and images if you don’t have a blog to share it on.

Curious what this has looked like in previous years? Check out these recipes and round-ups!