2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Contest!

Holiday Almond Cherry Biscotti

The Cookie Contest is Still on for 2021 and time’s running out!

I’m looking for all of my competitive friends for a fun little virtual holiday cookie contest! It’s like a cookie swap, but it’s a virtual recipe swap contest!

Festive Holiday Almond Cherry Biscotti recipe below!
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Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

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Bailey Cates Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Cookies with dark chocolate added.

Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Cookies – Inspired by the Magical Bakery Mystery Series by Bailey Cates.

Early on during the pandemic, I had a difficult time reading. I just couldn’t keep my attention on any book, and everything seemed stressful. After a few months went by, I realized that Bailey Cates latest Magical Bakery series book was out. Her books are always uplifting and inspiring. They are never too dark, or heavy, just good clean reading that always allows my mind to let go of its burdens and get lost in the fantasy of the magical Honeybee Bakery.

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Biscotti di Mama Bruno

Simple spiced biscotti with pistachios

Simple Spiced Biscotti recipe inspired by a recipe from “Mama Bruno”

I’ve never met Mama Bruno, but when “Husband” brought me one of these biscotti home from work to try, I could tell by the tone of his voice that I was going to love her recipe. I was lucky enough to get a copy of it and permission to share my version of it here! I’ve made some minor changes to her recipe, mainly just to use up some ingredients that have been hanging around the kitchen. I sent my modified biscotti with him to work and received a stamp of approval. Mama Bruno’s version is made with almonds, but I really love my modified version of this simple spiced biscotti recipe with pistachios. I’ve made it with all pistachios and with half almonds and half pistachios. Both were amazing!

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Virtual Holiday Cookie Contest

It’s still on! I was working on a new contest format, but I’m sticking with FaceBook.

I’m looking for all of my competitive friends for a fun little virtual holiday cookie contest! It’s like a cookie swap contest, but it’s virtual! I’d love to get 10 contestants or recipe entries! If you’ve already finished your holiday baking, that’s ok! Just post a photo from this holiday baking season and the recipe on my Facebook event page and I’ll gather all the recipes and photos and post them for voting. Deadline to submit your photos and recipes will be Sunday December 19th at midnight. Voting will be on Monday December 20th, and the winner of the $25.00 Amazon card will be posted on December 21st.

Holiday Cookie Contest coming soon

The 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Contest is here! Last year Candice won an Amazon Gift Card with her Soft & Chewy Rum Crinkle Cookies recipe! I bet she comes up with something amazing this year!

Candice's Soft and Chewy Rum Crinkles cookie contest
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