How to Participate – FAQs

How can you participate in the virtual cookie swap?

Post a baked goods recipe on your own blog between now and December 18th and include 1) a link back to so your readers can see the daily 12 Days of Sharing post and 2) include the 12 Days of Sharing badge below in the body of the post (and by all means, feel free to post it on your homepage for the entire 12 days too).

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Once you’ve posted your recipe, send an email to with the subject titled “12 Days of Cookies” and include 1) a link to your post and 2) a photo if you’d like to be considered for one of the daily Featured Recipes picks.

What kind of recipe can I post to participate?

Sure, we’re calling it a virtual cookie jar, but we can certainly bend the rules for a good cause. Any baked goods recipe, including cookies, bars, cakes and pies, are welcome—just don’t forget you must include the donation badge and link in order for your post to qualify.

How can I participate if I’m not a food blogger?

We all have memories, whether it’s of the cookies your nana used to bake, that special coffee cake an aunt made on Christmas morning, or the rugelach your grandma lovingly prepared, right? Share that special experience with us in your blog post, and if you have the recipe, we’d all love to share it with you too. Please don’t forget to include the
badge in the body of your post in order for it to be included in the 12 Days of Cookies links.

I don’t have a blog but want to participate.

Visit the virtual cookie jar and find a favorite recipe. Then pay it forward and click the 12 Days of Cookie badge to make a donation. Every amount counts, so no donation is too small.

Are participating bloggers eligible for the giveaway prizes?

Everyone who makes a donation using the 12 Days of Cookies donation link is eligible. The winners will be chosen at random, so yes, please feel free to donate in addition to posting a recipe in the virtual
cookie jar.