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Holiday Cookie Contest - 2012

Do You Make The BEST Holiday Cookies?

Enter Our Contest Here!

Contest Deadline: Sunday, January 6, 2013 - No Longer Accepting Entries

Everybody loves cookies - especially during the holiday season. Whether thin and crunchy or soft and chewy, sweetened with fruit or fudgy and chocolatey - holiday cookies brighten the season.

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe that you make every year?

Perhaps it's a secret recipe that's been handed down through the generations and you've never tasted anything else like it?

Why not share your special treat with the whole world and enter our contest? Who knows, you might just win one of these awesome prizes!

A brand new KitchenAid 4.5 Qt. Stand Mixer for the Grand Prize Winner:

KitcheAid Stand Mixer

Grand Prize - KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Or, this Primo Digital Kitchen Scale by Escali for one Runner-Up:

Digital Kitchen Scale

Runner Up Prize - Escali Kitchen Scale

Or, this Linden Sweden Baker's Cooling Rack for one Runner-Up:

Adjustable Metal Cooling Rack

Runner Up Prize - 4-Tier Adjustable Metal Cooling Rack

We're looking to gather all the best holiday cookie recipes here on our site - Best Ever Cookie Collection.

Our holiday cookie contest is open to cookies of all types: cut-out cookies, bars and squares, refrigerator cookies, drop cookies, sandwich cookies, biscotti, shaped cookies, no-bake cookies, brownies, etc.

Requirements for Valid Contest Submissions

  • Minimum 150 words describing your technique or how your recipe originated (total word count may include your recipe). Think outside the cookie jar and write up a fun and interesting story for you submission.
  • At least one quality photo of your cookies, brownies or bars.

Please read our Official Contest Rules for all necessary information.

Good Luck - We can't wait to see all the great recipes!

Your Holiday Cookie Contest Entries

Click below to see contest contributions from other visitors to Best Ever Cookie Collection.

Brownie Cookie Rings 
Have you ever had a brownie that became a cookie? Or perhaps you have seen the two merge? Well, if you haven't now's your chance to make one that will …

My Grandma's Hungarian Keflee Cookies 
When I was about 12, I was rummaging through recipes in my mom's recipe box. There I found an old, ripped and yellowed sheet of paper with my Grandma's …

Horse Turds AKA Caramel Marshmallow Balls 
I only knew these as Horse Turds, that's what we called them, its what we were told growing up. I remember as a child, not knowing if I dare tell people …

Raspberry Caramel Pecan Sandies 
Well the story behind this cute and the yummy little cookie is simple to make. Everyone seems to LOVE the Mexican Wedding Cookie, or the Italian Wedding …

Granola Gingerman Boys 
When my adult son was very little, he named these cookies, "Gingerman Boys" and we have been calling them that ever since. I have changed the recipe …

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 
This is the original Quaker Oats oatmeal cookie recipe that I have been making for years, since my adult children were in diapers. I haven't modified …

Peanut Butter Blossoms 
This is an old Hershey's recipe; but has become a family favorite over the years with so many! What could be more perfect than a warm and melty chocolate …

Frosty sugar cookies 
Frosty sugar cookies are the the cookies which my grandma made for me when I visited her during the holidays. I love these cookies very much and they …

Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Biscotti Cookie 
I grew up eating Italian biscotti cookies. My grandma would make them during the holidays. This is a new recipe I came up with this year to share with …

Cherry Surprise Gift Cookies 
My mom loves chocolate covered cherries. I thought... Mmm cherries with white chocolate should be delicious! So, this delicious recipe came from my desire …

Cutout Mexican Wedding Cookies 
Mexican wedding cookies are a tradition and very meaningful to the Mexican culture for weddings, quinceaneras, and during Christmas. The history of …

Flourless Oatmeal Raisinette Cookies 
Here's an easy recipe for cookies that are a slight departure from the more traditional oatmeal raisin cookies that everybody loves. This is my version …

Pfferminskeuchen - Long Name, Awesome Cookie 
Between the pages of one my grandmother's cookbooks are dozens of little scraps of paper with recipes written on them. There all kinds of cookie and square …

Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies Not rated yet
Soft peanut butter pudding cookies bursting with milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Reeseā€™s Pieces. Just describing these soft little cookies …

Holiday Hermits Not rated yet
A co-worker lost his Mom and was missing her at Christmas time. He found the recipe for her famous Holiday Hermits and asked if I would make the cookies …

Pepita Christmas Crisps Not rated yet
I make these slice and bake cookies every year because they look perfect on a Christmas cookie tray because of the flecks of red and green! I also make …

Lavender Cardamom Cookies Not rated yet
While visiting my mom in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for Christmas, we made several batches of Christmas cookies together. We had always loved holiday baking …

Buried Cherry-Chocolate Cookies Not rated yet
One day, a friend gave me these delicious little cookies and I was hooked! Since my hobby is inventing new recipes, I couldn't resist the temptation …

Toffee Coffee Cupids Not rated yet
It's hard to say where or when we first hear it, but at some point, the phrase "the way to man's heart is through his stomach" works its way into the conscious …

Crispy Chocolate Cookies Not rated yet
Being Japanese, I use panko for any kind of dishes. Panko is a great ingredients and makes everything taste great! I created this recipe using some …

Chocolate Mint Dream Sandwich Cookies Not rated yet
My 10 yr old daughter loves mint, so I took a recipe for a whip cream filled cake that was handed down from generation to generation in my family and altered …

Fairy Cakes Not rated yet
After a friend visited a local bakery and described the "To-Die-For" cookies she bought and immediately devoured, I agreed to recreate the recipe at home. …

Vegan Caramel Apple Pie Snickerdoodles Not rated yet
If you love snickerdoodle cookies but are looking for something a little different the norm, you might want to give these Apple Pie Snickerdoodles a try. …

Pineapple Coconut Drops Not rated yet
This recipe I clipped from an old Tampa Tribune newspaper under the "Lost and Found Recipes". It also sounded very much like a cookie I recall my Mom …

Italian Spice Cookies Not rated yet
This recipe was given to me by a very close friend and co-worker! One of her favorites, and also one of mine! These cookies always make an appearance …

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Not rated yet
This recipe was given to me many years ago by a former neighbor who was also from my home state -- Maine! I have been using it over the years ever since …

Ritz Cracker Treats Not rated yet
This is a little treat that was made by neighbors of mine several years ago. They told me that they used 37 boxes of Ritz crackers for their total, then …

Chocolate Baci Espresso Cookies Not rated yet
This recipe was inspired by a gelato that I tried on a trip to Rome one summer. My mother and I came across an unassuming gelato shop just around Piazza …

Cacao Goji Balls Not rated yet
I was trying to come up with a cookie that everyone could enjoy--at a house party filled with fellow yoga instructors, my fiance and his Marine coworkers, …

Chocomint Holiday Cookies Not rated yet
The holidays were right around the corner and I wanted to create a signature holiday cookie for my recipe collection, but I was stumped. Should I use …

Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookies Not rated yet
This is a special cookie recipe for me, but it's not a family heirloom that's been handed down through the generations. Instead, it's from a holiday …

Chocolate Star Blossoms Not rated yet
During my childhood, this was my favorite Christmas cookie. My mom used to always make them for the family as well as an extra batch that I could take …

Raspberry Hazelnut Shortbread Not rated yet
Thanksgiving weekend is when I start the annual tradition of baking cookies for Christmas. Luckily I have a large freezer and I can preserve the baked …

Old-Fashioned Wheaties Cherry Blinks Not rated yet
Just typing up this recipe brings back so many happy memories of Christmases past. For me baking cookies is a big part of what makes the holidays special. …

Rum Fruitcake Cookies Not rated yet
Nobody in my family is a big fan of fruitcake, but every Christmas my family begs me to bake these fruitcake drops cookies. I wonder why they like to …

Coconut Covered Peanut Butter Balls Not rated yet
This no bake recipe is so easy and fun. Every year, I look forward to the holidays because I know I'll be making these yummy peanut butter balls with my …

Chocolate Chili Cookies Not rated yet
"These chewy chocolatey cookies will have everyone wondering how you packed so much flavor into one cookie! I have tried many chili cookie recipes and …

White Chocolate Cranberry Cereal Bark Not rated yet
Here is a family-favorite holiday recipe for a candy type of cookie. We like it best with Chex Mix, but below we include ideas for variations that include …

Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies Not rated yet
These "Hot Chocolate" Cookies are so easy to make. They are a lot like those easy recipes that begin with a cake mix or brownie mix, only these use packets …

Easy Funfetti Christmas Cookies Not rated yet
I'm so excited about your contest since I would love love love to own a KitchenAid mixer! Because I don't I tend to stick to easy-to-make cookies that …

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