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$100 plus area's top-cookie-baker crown on the line

November 05, 2007|By JULIE E. GREENE

It's cookie time, bakers!

The Herald-Mail's 16th annual Cookie Exchange contest is gearing up.

Tri-State-area residents are encouraged to share a batch of their best cookies for a chance to win $100 and bragging rights.

Cookies are judged on taste, appearance, overall quality and originality - meaning original recipes. We're not biased against traditional favorites, but originality will carry weight with the judges.

Contest entries will be accepted Monday, Nov. 12, or Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Herald-Mail.

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With a dozen cookies, bakers must include a copy of the cookie recipe on a 3-inch-by-5-inch index card. Also include name, hometown, daytime and evening phone numbers - in particular, the number at which bakers can be reached on the night of Nov. 13 after judges taste the entries and choose a grand-prize winner.

We will accept one cookie recipe per person.

Contestants also must be available on Wednesday, Nov. 14, to have their photos taken with their winning cookies. So, save some extra cookies in case you win.

The top 10 cookie recipes will be published Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the Food section of The Herald-Mail.

Bring your cookies to The Herald-Mail at 100 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown. For more information, call Lifestyle Editor Jake Womer at 301-733-5131, ext. 2340, or send an e-mail to lifestyle@herald-mail.com

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.

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