This year marks the 10-year anniversary of giving away cookies at Christmas for me. Each year, I bake like a crazy lady and then give away my cookies to colleagues, family, teachers and friends. While I’m afraid I can’t give to everyone I know, we try to give to the people that have been close to us throughout the year, as well as the people who have helped out the family.
When I was single 10 years ago, my biggest challenge was freezer space – I had a very small freezer. Now I have an extra freezer in our basement (and that still is not nearly enough), but my ongoing challenge is keeping my husband and ponytails out of the cookies. Despite my best efforts, a good portion of my supply is nabbed by little and big fingers alike.
To celebrate this milestone, I’m holding a Cookie Contest. I’ll send a box of cookies to the person who accurately guesses how many cookies I bake this season. Even I have no idea what the answer is, because a) I’ve never counted my cookies before and b) I’m not sure how many batches I’m going to feel like making. There’s one big caveat – please don’t enter If there are any nut allergies in your family because I do bake with nuts. I’m very careful with the gingerbreads that I make for the school, but beyond that, I get very nervous because there’s so much activity in the kitchen. If you are already on my list, then I’ll throw in a few extras of your favourites. One entry per person please; and each member of a family can enter. Entries must be posted on this blog. If more than one person gets the right answer, then their names will be entered into a draw. I’ve had good success with shipping my cookies, so I’ll ship to anywhere in North America.
The countdown is on!