Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest 2015

BiteClub Eats Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest 2015

It’s that time of year again: The Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest!

And that means that BiteClub is seeking out the BEST cookie recipes in Sonoma County. 

The rules are simple. Submit an original recipe (meaning, don’t steal it out of a cookbook) for what you think is the best holiday cookie recipe ever. And by holiday cookie recipe, we mean pretty much any cookie recipe.

I also want to hear about why the cookie is special to you or your family. This part matters, because a great family recipe is worth its weight in gold, and comes with a whole lot of happy memories. (See the results from previous years here).

PRIZE FOR 2015: $100 Oliver’s Markets Gift Certificate

1. You can leave your recipe in the comments below…

2. You can e-mail your recipe to

3. You can mail me a recipe:
BiteClub Cookie Contest
427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 95401




2 thoughts on “Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest 2015

  1. Submission of Holiday Cookie Recipe:

    salted caramel apple cookies

    3/4 c. confectioners’ sugar
    2/3 c. unsalted butter, softened
    1 tbsp. apple juice concentrate
    1 1/2 c. flour
    1/4 tsp. salt

    30 vanilla caramels
    2 tbsp. apple juice concentrate
    2 tbsp. water
    sea salt

    In large bowl, beat confectioners’ sugar, butter and 1 tablespoon apple juice concentrate until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool.
    In heavy saucepan, combine caramels, 2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate and water. Cook until mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Ribbon the caramel on the cookie, set with sea salt. Yumm.

  2. Submission of Holiday Cookie Recipe:

    These cookies have a heavenly light texture and great lemon flavor. I am always thinking up new recipes and can never get enough lemon. This recipe I am dedicating to my mother in-law, Jo, who had always enjoyed all the cookies I bake at the Holidays. Last week I baked 5 different kinds of cookies (including these) served at her memorial. I hope you enjoy these.

    Jo’s Lemon Snowflake Cookies

    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1 egg
    1 tablespoon lemon zest
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1-1/2 cup flour
    1/2 cup powdered sugar

    Combine sugar and zest in food processor and pulse for 30 seconds until zest is ground fine. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar/zest until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla, extract, egg and lemon juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir together flour, salt, baking powder and soda until just combined. Add flour mixture to wet mixture and mix until just combined. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into balls and coat in powdered sugar (be sure to cover heavily). Place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart and bake for 9-11 minutes (or until cookies are cracked on top and bottoms are just slightly golden). Remove from oven and cool on sheets for 3 minutes before moving to cooling rack.

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