Library hosts cookie swap event

Published 7:00 pm Saturday, December 8, 2018

The community room of the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library was converted to a sweet shop Saturday as the library hosted its second annual Cookie Swap.

“We’re hoping this will become an annual event and more people will get involved,” said library director Katrina Stokes. “This is a great free community event that the public can take part in and enjoy. We’re hoping for more participation next year.”

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Participants in this year’s swap were asked to bring two-dozen cookies to the event and the recipe for the cookies. One dozen were to be shared and the other dozen swapped with another baker. The cookies were also judged.

The goodies covered a wide array of delicacies featuring chocolate chip cookies, hazel nut mocha chocolate chip, brownie stuffed cookies and white chocolate drizzled chocolate chip cookies with sprinkles, spiced Christmas tree cookies, traditional peanut butter cookies, green cookies and sugar cookies. Also available for tasting were cream cheese brownies and mint Oreo truffles.

Seven-year-old Grady Fields said he began making 3 1/2 batches of his hazelnut mocha chocolate chip cookies Saturday morning, adding each batch took 10 minutes to bake.

“I’ve been helping my mommy bake since I was 2,” he said.

Ashley Dunn said her mint Oreo truffles were composed of cream cheese and Oreos dipped in hot chocolate and allowed to cool over night.

“I made these for the first time last year, and they were good, so I decided to make them again,” she said. “I made a batch the day before the cookie swap, but we ate them all and I had to make a new batch.”

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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