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This week, bring on the cookies

December 03, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

The holiday season means many things, including The Herald-Mail's 15th annual Cookie Exchange.

Bakers are encouraged to share their favorite cookies with the newspaper's panel of judges for a chance to win $100.

On Monday, Dec. 4, or Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop off your favorite cookie recipe on a 3-inch-by-5-inch index card along with a dozen cookies.

Originality - meaning original recipes - will be a factor and will carry weight with the judges. We're not biased against the great chocolate chip cookie, but we'd rather not see Nestl Toll House's recipe word for word.

Be sure to include your name, hometown, daytime and evening phone numbers - in particular, the number at which we can reach you on the night of Dec. 5 after the judges taste the entries and choose a grand-prize winner. Contestants also must be available on Wednesday, Dec. 6, to have their photo taken with their winning cookies. So save some extra cookies in case you win.

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The top 10 cookie recipes will be published Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Lifestyle section of The Herald-Mail.

Bring cookies to The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown. For more information, call Lifestyle Editor Jake Womer at 301-733-5131, ext. 2340.

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; however, we will happily eat their cookies.

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