The Herald-Mail's 20th annual Cookie Exchange contest will be held Monday, Dec. 5.
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Tri-State residents are asked to share their best cookie recipes for a chance to win $100.
Cookies are judged on taste, appearance, overall quality and originality — meaning original recipes. If submitting recipe that have been previously published, we will only accepted recipes that have been significantly adapted.
Contest entries will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, at The Herald-Mail. With a dozen cookies, bakers must include a copy of the cookie recipe on a 3-inch-by-5-inch index card. Please include the source of the recipe. Also include name, hometown, daytime and evening phone numbers — in particular, the number at which bakers can be reached during the day on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
We will accept one cookie recipe per person.
Contestants also must be available on Thursday, Dec. 8, or Friday, Dec. 9, to have their photo taken with their winning cookies. We suggest saving some extra cookies in case you win.
The grand-prize winner and top five cookie recipes will be published Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Lifestyle section of The Herald-Mail.
Bring cookies to The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., in downtown Hagerstown. For more information, call Lifestyle Editor Crystal Schelle at 301-791-7136, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want your container returned, please note so on the recipe card and make sure the container is labeled with your name and contact information.
Contestants must live in Washington or Frederick counties in Maryland; Franklin or Fulton counties in Pennsylvania; or Berkeley, Jefferson or Morgan counties in West Virginia.
Herald-Mail employees and their relatives are not eligible to win.
Everything Christmas Cookies
1/2 cup almonds, slivered and toasted
2/3 cup brown sugar
10 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal