Holiday Cookie Swap for Why Hunger

This past weekend was the annual holiday cookie swap hosted by Bloggers Without Borders (BwoB).  I had the pleasure of helping out again this year; meeting up with friends, old and new at Hill Country BBQ. This year's swap benefited Why Hunger, the non-profit organization that I, and the rest of the BwoB team has been working with for the past few months.  Our work with them culminated in this cookie swap to further promote their mission to end hunger and poverty in the US and around the world.

Lemon macs by Katie, Swedish chocolate balls by Eunsan, chocolate ginger cookies by me, chocolate mint creme cookies by Michelle, brown butter M&M cookies by Tara, gianduja cookies by Hazel
Every year, the cookies are always so impressive and yummy it's hard to decide what to bake for this spectacular swap.  I went simple this year, and made chocolate ginger molasses cookies using a trusty recipe from King Arthur Flour. There was no shortage of chocolate at the swap, as you can see from the photos above.  If you want to see more photos from the swap, grab a cup of coffee or tea and hop onto Instagram and search "#cookieswapnyc".

A huge THANK YOU to Hill Country for always being such gracious hosts - they kept the food and drinks flowing all afternoon and gave each guest a parting gift of cupcakes and a bottle of barbecue sauce.  I'm already thinking of reasons to go back and eat there if just for the tender & juicy brisket and savory corn pudding.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support Why Hunger - looking forward to eating BBQ & cookies (for a good cause) with you again soon!

More #CookieSwapNYC posts (more to be added): 
Asian In America
Brooklyn Supper
Chip Chip Hooray
Diva That Ate NY
Jenn Baker Blog
Just Cook NYC
The Experimental Gourmand
Three Many Cooks