I have some really exciting news: my very own Snow Cookies were chosen as one of the LA Times Top 10 Favorite Cookies this year!
Last Wednesday the winners were invited to the LA Times building in downtown Los Angeles for a tour, to visit the test kitchen and for a photo shoot with our cookies! One of the other winners happened to be my new foodie friend, Kelli, from I Had a Delicious Time!
We had the most wonderful tour guide named Darrell, who began the tour in the Globe Lobby, which looks exactly as it did when it was first opened in 1935. I could have followed Darrell home, listening to anything he had to say…he was a fabulous tour guide! The beginning of the tour held the funniest moment of the afternoon: it was when the last cookie winner arrived late, and queried, “So, the only boy is late?” (referring to the fact that all the other winners were female) and then we noticed his nametag: his last name was Early!
When we made it to the test kitchen, we met the lovely and incredibly talented, Noelle Carter, who is in charge of the LA Times Test Kitchen. All of our cookies had been made and were waiting for us, with funny signs nearby!
First, the photographer took a group shot of us with our respective cookies in hand, then individual shots, and then a video interview (ugh!) All in all, it was a lot of fun, and I met some lovely people like Samantha from Little Ferraro Kitchen, fellow FBLA blogger Linda at The Baking Corner and a neighbor who lives three blocks away from me!
Our cookies and the photos from the shoot will be in the Saturday, December 15th edition of the LA Times, so check it out to see all the wonderful cookies, recipes and the stories behind their creation. (Scroll down for my SNOW COOKIE recipe link.)
FOOD BLOGGERS OF LOS ANGELES COOKIE SWAP
Yesterday, FBLA held a cookie swap which benefitted Glad’s fundraiser, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. The photo above is just a part of the table laden with all types cookies, bars and candies! The Apricot Rosemary Bars in the forefront of the photo above are Kelli’s winning submission to the LA Times contest, and it’s no wonder they won…they are absolutely delicious! (Don’t ask how many I took home!)
Here is my recipe for SNOW COOKIES, and I’ll be adding the links to the rest of the LA food bloggers’ cookie recipes, so stock up on your baking supplies and get your kitchen ready to make some delicious holiday treats!
Dec. 15th update: here’s the LA Times article with the Top 10 Cookie recipes!