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Herald-Mail cookie contest is Dec. 8

December 01, 2008|By JULIE E. GREENE

The Herald-Mail's 17th annual Cookie Exchange contest is Monday, Dec. 8.

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. Originality means original recipes. We're not biased against traditional favorites, but creativity and originality will carry weight with the judges.

Contest entries will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 8 at The Herald-Mail. Submit a dozen cookies and include a copy of the cookie recipe on a 3-inch-by-5-inch index card. Please include the source of the recipe, if known. Also include name, hometown, daytime and evening phone numbers - in particular, the number at which bakers can be reached on the night of Dec. 8 after judges taste the entries and choose a grand-prize winner.

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We will accept one cookie recipe per person.

Contestants also must be available on Tuesday, Dec. 9, to have their photo taken with a plate of the winning cookies. So save a dozen cookies in case you win.

The top 10 cookie recipes will be published Sunday, Dec. 14, 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 Chris Copley at 301-733-5131, ext. 2343, or e-mail lifestyle@herald-mail.com.

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.

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