We have a winner!
Congratulations to Crystal Schlueter
of Northglenn, CO! Her Ultimate Cookie Lovers' Thumbprints
took top honors in the Christmas Cookie Classic. For her outstanding cookie creation Crystal wins a $250 Amazon gift card.
"These go perfectly on a holiday cookie tray and would surely even make Santa very happy!"
Thanks to all of you who opened up their recipe boxes, it was tough to narrow down a favorite. The Kitchen Crew would like to give an Honorable Mention to these fabulous cookie recipes.
Grandpa Cookies (Date Perishky)
- Teresa May
of Ninette, MB
"Grandpa Bergman (Jacob) made this for Christmas. He would start in October making the cookies and filling 4L ice-cream pails with them, usually about 4 or 5 pails. Although they can be eaten right away, like Christmas/Fruit cake, the flavour takes time to fully mature and 'pop' which is why Grandpa started making these in October and wouldn`t let anyone eat them before Christmas."
Toasted Coconut Shortbread Cookie
- Wendy Rusch
of Trego, WI
"First cookie to disappear from your cookie tray!"
Grandma Lu's Vanilla Anisette Christmas Cookies
- Nancy A.
"Growing up in an Italian family, our kitchen was always filled with family, food and fun, but during the holidays, it was simply magical! The kitchen was filled with incredible aromas, and every inch of space was filled with spectacular desserts, but, my favorite cookies were my grandmother's vanilla anisette, which I would help her make every year, and to this day I make her cookies, carry on the traditional and transform my kitchen into that very special magical place I always loved as a child."
- Diane Hughes
of Valdosta, GA
"This recipe makes a lot of big, soft molasses cookies. Everyone at church loves them. The recipe makes plenty. I also make the balls and freeze them to bake later."
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some tasty prizes of your own!
Rules and Regulations
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
The "Christmas Cookie Classic" Contest (the “Contest”) begins December 1, 2015, and ends December 18, 2015. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., C.T., on December 18, 2015 and entrants must be current members of the Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Submission of Entry Materials (defined below) constitutes entrant’s acceptance of and agreement to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of the Contest judges.
The Contest is void outside the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and where prohibited and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Do not proceed in this Contest if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. Internet access and photo uploading capability is required to enter. Participation in this contest is a benefit of membership to Just A Pinch Recipe Club and is open only to members in good standing. Entrants (members who submit Entry Materials, as defined below) must be current members of the Just A Pinch Recipe Club at the close of the entry period in order to be considered for the Prize.
ENTRY: Visit the Recipe Contests section of the Test Kitchen on http://www.justapinch.com to complete the registration. Then follow the links and instructions to enter one or more of your best original recipes and corresponding photo(s) of the prepared dish (recipe and photo collectively referred to herein as "Entry Materials"). Multiple entries will be accepted but each entry must be for a separate and unique recipe. Entry Materials must be created by and original to Entrant. Entrant represents and warrants that the Entry Materials do not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark/trade name, logo, trade secret or intellectual-property right, or other proprietary right of any person or entity. Failure to adhere to the rules of entry will make Entrant’s submission ineligible for entry into the Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be current members of the Just A Pinch Recipe Club (in good standing) at the close of the entry period in order to be considered for the prize. The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC d/b/a Just A Pinch Recipe Club, 782 Melrose Avenue, Nashville, TN 37211 and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address are not eligible.
WINNER SELECTION: Members may submit recipes for contest consideration from 9:00 a.m., C.T., on December 1, 2015 through 11:59 p.m., C.T., on December 18, 2015. Just A Pinch Recipe Club's very own Janet and the Kitchen Crew will review each entered recipe and choose one (1) Grand Prize winner (the “Winner”) based on originality, ease of preparation, presentation and just plain deliciousness! Winner will be notified by first-class mail, telephone or email. Winner will be required to provide proof of eligibility (to be kept confidential), as well as an acceptable image of Winner for use in contest-related promotions. Decisions by the judges are at their sole discretion and are final and binding in all respects.
PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize (the “Prize”) will be available to be awarded in the Contest, consisting of a $250 Amazon gift card. Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize: $250. Prizes are nontransferable and may not be redeemed for cash. Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value.
WINNER RESPONSIBILITIES: As a condition of being declared the Winner and being eligible for the Prize, the Winner must sign and deliver to Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC a CONTEST AGREEMENT AND WAIVER prepared by Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC. If the Winner fails to comply with this requirement, the Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Winner is responsible for any and all taxes derived from and/or through the Contest, and Winner’s winnings, if applicable. The winning Entry Materials and any performance, demonstration, participation or appearance by the Winner in connection with the Contest or the Prize (the “Property”) will be deemed a Work Made For Hire by Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC under the copyright laws of the United States, but if it cannot be so deemed, then Winner irrevocably sells, assigns and transfers to Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC all of Winner’s right, title and interest in and to the Property, including, without limitation, all copyright and trademark rights, in the United States and worldwide, therein, for valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged. Entrant warrants and represents that Entrant has the power and authority to grant the rights granted herein. If any Winner or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC, in its sole discretion, may cause the Prize to be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.
USE OF NAME AND LIKENESS: Entrant grants permission for Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC and those acting pursuant to Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC’s authority to use, in perpetuity, Entrant’s name, picture, voice, performance, likeness, biographical information, statements, property, prize information, demonstrations, recording and/or other appearance or participation in connection with the Contest and Entry Materials, any and all of which may be altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, together or with other works, and/or used in distorted, illusory or composite form, as solely determined by Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC, for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, at any time(s), in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide, including, without limitation, print, radio and television broadcasting, cable casting, audio/visual, closed-circuit exhibition, and on the Internet, without notice or review or approval.
RELEASE/DISCLAIMER/LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Entrant releases Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC and Contest judges and their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, sponsors, and their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (individually and collectively, “Releasees”) from, and agrees that Releasees shall have no liability for, and shall be held harmless and indemnified by Entrant against, any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind to person(s), including personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, or violation of intellectual-property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with participation in the Contest and the participation in, acceptance, possession or use of any Prize. The Releasees are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (a) printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; (b) technical failures, including, without limitation, electronic, hardware or software program, network, telephone, Internet, website, ISP availability or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; or (c) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize, or travel or accommodations in connection with any Prize. Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC may refuse to make an Entry available on its website or discontinue posting an Entry on its website for any reason, as determined by Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC, in its sole and absolute discretion. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees. Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, special, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND RIGHT TO SUSPEND, MODIFY OR CANCEL CONTEST: Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC reserves the right to take any action as it deems necessary to enforce these Rules and ensure the fair operation of the Contest, including, without limitation, disqualifying Entrants who do not comply with these Rules. Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Contest for any reason whatsoever.
GOVERNING LAW: The Contest, including construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of this Agreement, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee without regard to choice of law or conflict-of-law principles. Any disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with the Contest or any Prize awarded shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court in Williamson County, Tennessee.
MISCELLANEOUS: In the event that any provision of these Official Contest Rules conflict with the law under which the Rules are to be construed or if any provision is held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Rules, such provision will be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these Rules will remain in full force and effect. If either party fails to insist upon or enforce strict performance by the other party of any provision of the Rules, or to exercise any right under the Rules, such a failure will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. These Official Contest Rules constitute the entire understanding between the parties as to the Contest and supersede all prior agreements and understandings relating to the Contest.
I didn't even know I was a runner up until today! Craziness!!! :o)
And congratulations to all the runners-up!