'Tis the Season for a Food52 Cookie Swap

December 18, 2013

We're taking some time today to celebrate our lovely, food-obsessed community. Thanks to all of you for supporting Food52, both on and off the interwebs.

This past Sunday, Food52er MrsWheelbarrow hosted a nosh/cookie exchange in D.C. Over a dozen community members gathered at her lovely home to talk recipes, forge new friendships, and, above all, eat some cookies.

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Here's what the host had to say about the event:

"We had a blast, ate terrific noshes before the exchange (standouts! Spicy Korean-style Gochujang Meatballs brought by Burnt Offerings), salmon/gruyere cheesecake from workingstiff, Moroccan rice with butternut squash from QueenofGreen) and delighted in our Food52-inspired friendships."

And here's a peek into the cookie wonderland. 

Grandma's Low-Brow Candy on Food52   Mexican Earthquake Cookies on Food52

Kaki's Favorite Pistachio Cookies on Food52   Hazelnut Tuiles on Food52\

Cherry, Cardmamom and Pistachio Icebox Cookies   Magical Marvelous Cookies on Food52

Clockwise from the top: Grandma's Low-Brow Candy from courtneycarlson, Mexican Earthquake Cookies from Burnt Offerings, Kaki's Favorite Pistachio Cookies from MrsWheelbarrow, Hazelnuit Tuiles from bonnieb, Cherry, Cardamom and Pistachio Icebox Cookies from EmilyC, and Magical Marvelous Memorable cookies from Georgiapurl.

Thanks for sharing, everyone! We wish we could've joined in the sugar-fueled fun.

Photos by Julia Devine.

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mcs3000 December 20, 2013
envy abounds from SF!
foxeslovelemons December 19, 2013
This looks like such a blast! I feel like I was there in spirit since my meatball recipe made an appearance, but I would have loved to REALLY be there!
EmilyC December 19, 2013
This was SO much fun! What isn't mentioned above is that mrswheelbarrow had a big pot of her New Mother's Magic Elixir lamb stew lazily simmering away on her stove, with small bowls for everyone to help themselves. It was seriously fantastic. She knows how to host a party!
Haley W. December 18, 2013
I am loving the names of all the different cookies.
hardlikearmour December 18, 2013
Wow! I wish I could've been there.
healthierkitchen December 19, 2013
your gilded sugar was there on EmilyC's cookies! gorgeous!
Amanda H. December 18, 2013
I need to add pistachio cookies to my holiday mix.
cheese1227 December 18, 2013
So sorry to have missed it!!
healthierkitchen December 19, 2013
We missed you too!
Marian B. December 18, 2013
That looks like a party that I want to go to.