Cookie Craft Giveaway

I was going to post my recipe for the gluten free ginger bars I made for the cookie swap today, but somehow I have misplaced the post-it note on which it was written. I am hoping to find it (I’ll be honest here- don’t hold your breath)…if not, I’ll be remaking the recipe and I promise to share it soon.

Forgive me for screwing that up…allow me to make it up to you with a little giveaway :)

This giveaway is for a lovely book called Cookie Craft: From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs and Techniques for Creative Cookie Occasions.

{Now just in case you are thinking you’d like to have me publicly flogged for all this talk of cookies on what is supposed to be a healthy recipes blog, get over it. It’s the holidays. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a cookie or two (or ahem, three) here and there- just don’t go way overboard and make sure to eat lots of the good stuff, like salads and protein, to balance out the not-so-good carbs and the sugar.}

So here’s the deal with the book. I gave it to my mom one year ago for Hanukah and she has been making the most beautiful and delicious cookies ever since; we got together last week so she could give me a lesson in “Cookie Decorating 101” inspired by the book. Honestly I’ve never done any “real” cookie decorating before (like where the words “piping”, “flooding”, etc. come into play)…we had such a great time!

I had such fun that I ordered my own copy of the book, but then it occurred to me that I can borrow my mom’s anytime…I’d rather give the brand new copy to one of you!

All you have to do to enter the Cookie Craft giveaway is leave a comment below. Feel free to share the giveaway on twitter or facebook, too…not necessary, but always appreciated, and if you do you’ll get another entry if you leave an additional comment letting me know. This giveaway will close tomorrow (Friday 12/17/10) at midnight and I’ll pick a winner using early Saturday morning. Provided I can get in touch with the winner right away and get your address, I’ll ship the book out to you no later than Monday morning. I’ll even ship it Priority Mail so you’ll be sure to get it in time for Christmas.

Good luck!

62 thoughts on “Cookie Craft Giveaway”

  1. um, in my last comment, i spelled my name wrong. so i am not trying to enter twice. trying again:

    I want anything that gives me hope of being more like you!

    also: these pictures are gorgeous!

  2. My young teen son really wants the book, so I’m entering in hopes of getting it for him. Thanks for all you do!

  3. Baking cookies with the kiddos on this snow day. I’d love to have some new recipes to mix in with the old stand-bys!
    Sharing on FB, too =)

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I’m hosting a cookie decorating party tomorrow and hoping this will inspire me. You’re amazing as always – I love reading your blog :)

  5. I love decorated cookies, yet my attempts were never as successful as yours! I’m all about the snowflake this year. Probably because in SoCal we’re still in the 80s.

  6. these cookies look so adorable. I’ve yet to endeavour into the world of cookie decorating. Christmas seems like the perfect time to decorate cookies!

  7. I haven’t made iced sugar cookies for about 20 years – since I was a little girl with my mom! I usually stick to drop cookies, but these are so pretty they are inspiring me to branch out :)

  8. How pretty! I love making and decorating cut-out cookies. I’d love to have this book–I’ll have to head out and see if I can find it if I don’t win! You do very nice (and yummy-looking work)!

  9. My cookie-making/baking skills are on a par with the kindergarten kids I work with as a volunteer…Well, maybe they are better re the decorating aspect of the whole cookie gestalt. I badly need a cookie cookbook!

  10. Wow, these cookies look gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to try going all out with cookie decorating, but I’m always so intimidated. Maybe that will be my New Year’s Resolution!

  11. These cookies look amazing!!! I’m absolutely hopeless when it comes to decorating, so this book would be awesome to try.

  12. That book looks amazing, and those cookies are terrific! I wish I could make decorated cookies like that.

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  13. Your cookies look spectacular and the cover of the book is also so inviting. I think people really appreciate the extra time taken to bake and decorate a truly beautiful cookie. Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. Hi Winnie… this is the first of your giveaways that I’ve entered… think that says something about how healthy and green I am? Seriously though, they’re beautiful and fun to do with the kids. I just bought farm animal cut-outs and can’t wait! Happy Holidays!

  15. Wow! Those cookies are absolutely perfect! I would love to know the tricks to getting them to look that good…. mmmmm…. cooookies

  16. Your cookies are beautiful. I love making sugar cookies but I dont decorate them quite as pretty as these. I need lessons too! What a great book. :)

  17. These cookies are so beautiful!! Almost too pretty to eat! I would love to have this book so I could try to bake and decorate cooks with my two daughters.

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