How to enter the Journal-News Holiday Cookie Contest

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to start that holiday baking!

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe that your family can’t live without every year?

If so, please share the recipe with the Journal-News as part of our annual holiday cookie contest. The top three recipes will be featured online and in the newspaper.

What: Journal-News Annual Holiday Cookie Contest

When: Judging on Monday, Dec. 4

How to enter: It's easy! Just bring one dozen of your favorite cookies to the Journal-News office, 6752 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite 205, in Liberty Twp. between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4. Drop off your cookies at the front desk. Judging will take place later that afternoon.

What needs to be included with my entry? One dozen cookies, a copy of the recipe with exact ingredients and measurements and step-by-step directions on preparation and baking. Cookies with incomplete recipe details will be eliminated from the contest. You must also include: your name, hometown, daytime phone number and email address. Please send your cookies in a disposable sealed container that you do not need back.

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What if I don't want to share my recipe? We're sorry, but entries without recipes attached will not be eligible.

Eligibility criteria: Entrants must be age 18 or older, live in the Journal-News circulation area and be home bakers. No professional bakers or chefs.

When will the winners be notified? Only the top three winners will be notified in advance. Our favorite recipes will appear on our website — — starting Dec. 6. The top three recipes will appear in the Journal-News print edition on Sunday, Dec. 17.

Who should I contact with questions? Email Amy Burzynski at

Happy baking!

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