Saturday, December 13

It's a Food Blogga Christmas Book Giveaway!

'Tis the season for giving. Two lucky Food Blogga readers will receive a copy of Silver Bells, a holiday anthology written by authors Fern Michaels, JoAnn Ross, Mary Burton, and Judy Duarte. To celebrate the book, Mary Burton has included her recipe for Silver Bells Teacakes, soft, sweet, lemony cookies studded with dried cherries and topped with a cream cheese icing.

Here's what you have to do to win:

Just tell me what your favorite Christmas cookie is by the end of the day Monday, December 15, 2008. That's it.

Two winners will be randomly selected and announced in a future post that week, so please check back. Don't have a blog? Just leave an active email address where you can be reached. Also, winners will need to provide their real names and mailing addresses.


Speaking of Christmas cookies, you have through December 21st to submit yours to Eat Christmas Cookies, Season 2. Click on the logo for details. And click here to view the deliciously festive cookies that have been submitted so far.


72 comments:

culinarycory.com said...

You can't go wrong with the classics around Christmas time. Chocolate Chip Cookies are the bomb.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love Zimsterne (Swiss/German Cinnamon Cookies).

Cheers,

Rosa

Bunny Trails said...

Ok, techincally not a cookie, but kind of in the family - my grandfather's lemon bars. OH YUM!! I can't wait to hear everyone's opinion.... more cookies to try :)

Torina said...

Soft, warm molasses cookies are the best. Yum.

elly said...

Melomakarona, for sure. They are Greek honey/walnut/spice cookies. Mmmm.

Mom24 said...

Technically not Christmas, but I love good Rugelach. Hope I win!

Rachel said...

Mine would be sugar cookies filled with jam!!

SmilynStef said...

I love a rich and soft iced sugar cookie for the holidays

Passionate About Baking said...

A hearty biscotti is my fave cookie; studded with cranberries & pistachio nuts, drizzled with white chocolate...Christmas all the way! Have a great hoilday season Susan...warm wishes to your family!

cpullum said...

Chocolate Chip homemade is my favorite!!!!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kara said...

I think I side with a family favorite - Nanino Squares (which incidentally I think will be my Eat Christmas Cookies submission this year). But my mom's mint dessert brownies are a close second.

Karen said...

Peffernuse - I love them at Christmastime!

Helene said...

You are so generous. I love Martha Stewart's Swedish Ginger Cookies. They are so delicious.

ocm said...

I love sugar cookies...specifically a no chill recipe one of my sister's gave me that uses a bit of orange zest...so chewy and tasty!!! YUM!!!

: )

Chris said...

Someone's feeling generous :)

It's a tough choice, but you can't go wrong with citrus zest-kissed Linzer cookies filled with traditional red raspberry preserves.

Sarah said...

My mom's shortbreads. Hands-down, the best cookies out there. Seriously. Happy holidays, and thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

Elra said...

Hmmm, this is hard, since I like a lot of them. Maybe, the Swedish Almond Cookie.
Cheers,
Elra

blondiagw15 said...

my fav are mexican wedding cookies!!

Snooky doodle said...

MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS COOKIE IS THE GINGERBREAD FOLLOWED BY THE NOT SO CHRISTMASY CHOCOLATE CHIP :)

Vicki said...

Rugelach, definitely.

Lyndsay said...

Wow this is really tough... I LOVE to nibble at them all! But I might have to agree with some that have already posted... a good chocolate chip cookies can never be wrong :-) So I will go with that as my favorite... at least for today!

Ivy said...

Difficult to choose but I would say Coconut and Almomd Macaroon Cookies.

Sam said...

My favourite Christmas Cookie? I think that it would have to be the tins of thin ginger biscuits that you can get from Ikea!! (I could quite happily eat the whole tin in one sitting, but somehow manage to restrain myself!!)

In my kitchen though, I have a bag of peffernussse from Belgium that I haven't tried yet - so those may win the deal this year!!

Jenna said...

I would say traditional shortbread with royal icing. Or biscotti, same as passionateaboutcooking. I love to make those every year.

Akane said...

Gingerbread men, Chräbeli and Zimtsterne :)

Manggy said...

It used to be chocolate chip, but now I can't get enough of gingerbread! ;)

Susan said...

The cookies I made have so many different names- I found that each nationality has one -almost the same-that they all make for the holidays! Aren't they wonderful? They came so light and flaky...

Susan said...

I forgot to tell you the name of my cookie- it is my Moms Bow Knots...a wonderful dough lightly fried until it is light and golden then dusted with oodles of confectioners sugar!

Maryann said...

Taralles..Italian knot cookies with the icing and sprinkles. They have always been my favorite!

SheBellaMia said...

My favorite Christmas cookies are my mom's filled ravioli cookies.

Annika said...

My favorite cookie is any cookie I didn't have to make. I love it when my friends bring me cookies they made!

Megan said...

It's gotta be the rolled sugar cookie! But any cookie can be a contender. :)

Chris said...

Not a cookie per say, but my mother would make lamingtons every Christmas before she passed away. Now I still attempt a version ever year because I can't seem to go a Christmas without them

Mike @ TrialbyFood said...

As much as I love my ginger snaps, they're not my traditional holiday cookie. That would be the Royal Dansk pretzel shaped butter cookie. My grandmother would have a tin every Christmas when my family would visit, and the pretzels were the best of the set. It's almost a tradition now...

Happy cook said...

This is real difficult, mine is not christmasy. It is pimms cookies. It is a cookie filled with raspberry jam and topped with chocolate ganache. mmmmmmmmm Delciious.

Kyle + Jason said...

Every year, my mom makes Cinnamon Sledge (http://www.recipesource.com/baked-goods/desserts/cookies/15/rec1569.html). It's not Christmas unless she makes them.

Kyle

gaga said...

I love plain old sugar cookies with icing on top. The design is really the best part =)

Mira said...

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut is the best : )

MaryAnne said...

those big, fat, bakery kind of sugar cookies with icing and little candy on them....thick, big, soft...mmmmm

mariannakeough at hotmail.com

MyUtopia said...

I don't know what they are called, but they are sold in the stores. They are bright pink and green and have a minty taste to them. My mom use to buy them every year. They are in the shape of leaves! HEAVENLY!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

That's easy. I cam up with a new one this year. Cranberry Turtle Bars!

Wendy said...

Cranberry and white chocolate cookies. Ooohhh, I'm going to make these this week. That'll be two entries from me this year!

Anonymous said...

Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Gingerbread...from "How to Eat," I think, but maybe "How to Be a Domestic Goddess." I'm sure I fiddle with it each year, but it's basically her recipe...thick, dense, dark from molasses but with enough chocolate to satisfy the addiction.

Anonymous said...

Since I can't get anything but "Anonymous" to post on Susan's site, I thought I'd better ID myself, since how else will she notify me that I'm a winner (tee-hee) with my Nigella Chocolate Gingerbread? Jean here, at expat39520@hotmail.com

kitt said...

My favorite is the Contessa cookie made by the Bahlsen Co in Germany, but I have made it at home with moderate sucess---a soft, subtly spiced gingerbread/lebkucken, with a thin icing of vanilla and coated with chocolate on the bottoms, or Nick Malgieri's Leckerli.

Darius T. Williams said...

Classic chocolate chips are for me!

Claire said...

OH! Nanaimo bars! easily!

oh boy i can't wait :D

Arfi Binsted said...

My favorite of course is the chocolate snowballs!

Cicero Sings said...

Cardamom Snaps ... like ginger snaps only with cardamom. Yum.

Laura said...

Seriously just one? How about if my mom is baking then pizelles but if I am baking Scottish shortbread.

Rosie said...

I love Pecan Diamonds and Stroopwaffles...it's a tie in my house as to which gets eaten first!

Anne said...

Big, soft sugar cookies with yummy icing!

jacquie said...

pecan crescents followed by beth's cookies and ginger cutouts. all yummy.

Susan C said...

Not a cookie, but cookie-like, my favorite holiday treat is pecan tassies - tiny bite size pecan tarts.

Emily said...

There's a ginger molasses cookie I make that just tastes perfect for the season.

yardsailor said...

Here in the Rhode Island/Ma area a giant tray of Wandie's rule the day. An Italian treat, thin fried dough twisted into a knot and dusted with powdered sugar.

Culinarywannabe said...

It's not really a cookie, but my mom makes these little butterscotch covered piles of crunchy chinese noodles (we call them haystacks), that are my all time favorite!

Grace said...

can fudge count as a cookie if it's in a flat, round form? if so, mint fudge for me. :)

Christie Stump said...

This is a tough one! For me, it is a toss up between ginger cookies and really good chocolate chip. If we can include bars then it is definitely mint chocolate squares made with creme de menthe! Yum!

Cindy said...

I still have a soft spot for the Peanut butter scotcharoos (butterscotch rice crispy treats with peanut butter-chocolate topping) yum! These are a bar not a cookie, but one of my favorites

Aparna said...

I'm not sure I have a favourite Christmas cookie, but I think I like my Achappam cookies the best.:)

Dayna said...

Melt in your mouth, shortbread. Straight up, no sprinkles.
Would.Not.Be.Christmas.Otherwise.

Scribbit said...

I'm ALWAYS in the mood for snickerdoodles, and I'm not really a cookie person. Homemade toffee is a wondrous thing too--though not really a cookie is it?

Tiffany said...

My favorite Christmas cookies probably are my Grandma's Bourbon Balls. She's made them every year since I was born, and each year they taste a little different since she does them from memory. But nothing tastes like Christmas like her Bourbon Balls :)

Peter M said...

Thick - slabs - of - shortbread cookies.

Beth said...

Linzer cookies - no doubt! -

candace said...

I make these Fudgy Fruit Drops- with chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, and the (secret) grape jelly.

Toni said...

I've just made a cookie which has become an instant favorite - I'll be posting it this week. It's a Christmas biscotti - made with pistachios and dried cranberries. Ahhhhhhh......

Bellini Valli said...

My favourite Christmas cookie is still my moms sugar cookies. My daughter and I will be passing down the tradition and making them some time this week. I love their butter icing!!!!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I received a couple of emails too. So I want to include them in my random number generator. One is Wendy.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Another is Gary.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Another is Karthika.

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