Dark Chocolate and Ginger Cookies – The Sweet Swap

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So the lovely Sara from Belly Rumbles and Amanda from Chew Town hosted a new food blogger event this year called The Sweet Swap.

Basically a huge bunch of food bloggers sign up, then get paired with 3 food bloggers each.

We all whip up our best creations and post them off to the lovely people we were matched with, and in turn wait “patiently” for the 3 sweet treats that are headed your way.


I had a few issues creating what I wanted. Of course the fact that I left it a bit late didn’t help when things went wrong.

Let’s just say I’ve come to terms and accepted the fact that fudge and I, shall never work together. No matter what I did, how I tried to make it, how many times I did it the fudge just would not set.


Plan B: Cookies

The basis of this recipe is the Lemoncakes recipe from the Game of Thrones Cookbook. Tweaked and edited to suit my idea. {See Recipe at bottom of page}

I absolutely love the combination of ginger and dark chocolate, and luckily I had majority of the ingredients on hand. So whip them up I did!


Found the perfect little boxes for them to be packaged in and printed up my own branded labels and shipped them off! My Sweet Swap Matches were Swah @ Love Swah, Stephanie @ Fluffy Makan and Giulia @ Love at Every Bite.


In return, I received goodies from Jen @ Jenius, Angie @ Angie Lives to Eat and Daisy @ Never Too Sweet For Me




Firstly I received a parcel of Raw Truffle Balls from Jen. They did get a little smooshed in the post but I can’t see that it would have changed the taste.

Really yummy and quiet healthy. It was good to have a healthier sweet treat in the mix that was still delicious.


Next up, and I was so excited to receive another package. Unfortunately for all of them I had to wait for my loving boyfriend to make a trip in his lunch break to the post office near home as they’re only open normal work hours during the week, booooo. It was impossible for me to make it there and back to work.


Anywho, next up was amazing Rosewater and Pistachio Turkish Delight from Angie.

I almost didn’t get a picture of this one so my apologies for the poor photos. It was just so good I couldn’t help myself! My Axey loved it too and he typically doesn’t like turkish delight. There was a beautiful note on handmade indian paper enclosed as well. It was definitely a great thing to receive.


And last but certainly not least, yummy Almond Graham Cracker Brittle.

Sadly it got a little melted as it had to sit at the post office for a couple of extra days then I would have liked. But the taste was still great! Delicious and sweet!


All in all, it was a great thing to be part of. Especially seeing as though the registration fee all the bloggers paid went to supporting Child Fund Australia.

Look forward to next years!



For more sweet treat goodies, check out the other submissions here!


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Dark Choc and Ginger Cookies

By Apple Published: July 23, 2013

  • Yield: Approx 36 Cookies
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 25 mins

  So the lovely Sara from Belly Rumbles and Amanda from Chew Town hosted a new food blogger event this year called The …



  1. Preheat Oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and lightly grease.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and caster sugar.
  3. Cut the butter into the flour and sugar mixture so there is no butter lumps and it resembles a crumb mixture.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and the crystallised ginger, mix through with your fingers just enough to coat the pieces in the flour mixture and no big clumps of ginger.
  5. Add the whole egg and the egg yolks. Mix through with a knife, add more flour if needed until mixture is a dough consistancy and no longer sticky and can be shaped by hand.
  6. Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch across and place on the prepared baking tray about 2 inches apart. This will give them room to spread when cooking.
  7. Place tray in oven and bake for 15 minutes, until the tops have gone slightly golden.
  8. Allow cookies to cool for a minute on the baking tray before moving to a cooling rack.
  9. Best enjoyed with with friend over a pot of French Earl Grey tea!

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