I haven’t posted a lot of recipe contests lately because so many involve voting and videos, but the Best of the West Christmas Cookie Contest is one I think you’ll like. It’s a good old fashioned style recipe contest based solely on what the judges think of the recipe. Plus there’s a great prize to make creating a new and unique cookie worth your while.
To promote A Lawman’s Christmas (McKettricks, Book 14), a new novel by bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, Caesars Entertainment and Harlequin are giving one cookie baker (and a companion) a four-day, three-night stay at the Paris Las Vegas resort; $250 in food; $300 for spa treatments; and two tickets to a National Rodeo Finals event — air fare included.
To enter, go to Booktrib (an excellent bookworm hub I’ve discovered) and share your favorite original holiday cookie recipe along with a photo of the cookie. The contest period is from September 21 through October 26. Five finalists will be chosen, and then a panel of judges will name this year’s Best of the West Original Holiday Cookie. The runners-up, as well as 16 randomly chosen contestants, will receive free gift cards to help with this year’s holiday shopping. How sweet is that?