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2009 Holiday Cookie Contest

Enter the Holiday Cookie Contest and Win!

By Sarah Breckenridge, producer

December 3rd, 2009

The holidays are here and we want to see what's coming out of your kitchen. This year, we're not just looking for photos of your cookies, but your best home-grown recipes. Share your holiday cooke recipes, and you'll be eligible to win a 15-year Fine Cooking archive DVD, or one of Taunton's latest cookbooks.

Step One: Create a profile

Step Two: Post your entry

Step Three: Browse the gallery and get inspired! You can comment on other entries, and give your favorite photos a thumbs-up rating.

The editors will choose one winner, judged to have the best photo and recipe, based on creativity and execution. For the complete contest rules, click here.

Check out our favorites from last year's contest for a little inspiration.

And, you can watch the playback of our recent Virtual Cookie Exchange, where you'll get:

More ways to win:
Have more than cookies to share? Post your salad recipe to our contest for a chance to win the ultimate salad kit worth $400. And, post your update of a classic holiday recipe; it could be worth a $200 from

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Comments (10)

AnneTheBaker writes: Does anyone know which recipe won the contest? Posted: 9:38 am on February 13th

KitchenEnchantress writes: Sorry to sound repetitive, but I am still wondering if my recipe is included in the contest? I posted it before the deadline, so hope that you will be including it. I tried to find an email address to contact the contest administrator(s) but was unable to find one, so thought I'd try posting a comment one more time. Thank you for any response. :) I'm just excited about the contest and would love to know for sure that I am, in fact, included!! 8^D Posted: 4:11 pm on January 13th

KitchenEnchantress writes: Hmmm, well my recipe for Cranberry Almond cookies with a Dark Chocolate drizzle still hasn't shown up in the Holiday Cookie Contest gallery. I posted it yesterday afternoon,(01/08/10) so I really hope it counts! I didn't see any way to enter it any differently than I did, so not sure what happened...I can see it in the community gallery, but not here? Very strange, I really hope it got in!!!!! It's a delicious recipe, and I'd love a chance at that amazing software!! 8) Posted: 11:06 am on January 9th

KitchenEnchantress writes: I posted my recipe to the contest, but don't see it showing up in the gallery... I'm hoping it posted to the right place! Here is the link, just in case: Hope it went through ok!!!! 8^D Posted: 5:55 pm on January 8th

CulinaryKizzy writes: Unlike previous contest posts, I can't see all the 5 pictures I have uploaded for the contest here; although I can see it in the preview page here Please help. Posted: 2:28 pm on January 8th

Kar73 writes: Scratch that - I saw my cookies in the posted in the contest gallery. :) Posted: 8:11 am on January 8th

Kar73 writes: I think I had the same problem as jen_e. Could you please help?
Posted: 8:09 am on January 8th

Jannett writes: I am not sure my recipe has been entered into the contest? Does it take time to go there?

Posted: 10:19 am on January 7th

FC_Editors writes: No problem, jen_e. Your recipe is in the contest right now. Thanks for your entry! Posted: 11:26 am on January 4th

jen_e writes: How do I move my recipe and photo from the general gallery to the cookie contest gallery?

I went through the contest upload and it didn't go there?

Thanks. Posted: 10:10 am on January 3rd

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The 2009 Holiday Cookie Contest

The holidays are here and we want to see what's coming out of your kitchen! Share recipes and photos of your most delicious home-baked holiday cookies, and you could win a complete Fine Cooking Archive DVD or one of Taunton's latest cookbooks.

Here's how to enter:

Step One: Login or create a profile.

Step Two: Post your entry following the instructions on the entry form.

Step Three: Browse the gallery and get inspired! You can comment on other entries, and give your favorite photos a thumbs-up rating.

The Fine Cooking editors will choose a grand prize, second prize, and third prize, based on creativity and execution of the recipe and photo.

For the official contest rules, click here.