Whole Lotta Baking Going On: Holiday Cookie Contest Results

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Holiday Cookie Contest finalists are in! For those of y'all just tuning in, a few weeks ago I submitted two cookie recipes to my local Holiday Cookie Contest. It was a local event where readers submitted their unique, interesting or special family cookie recipes. The top 10 finalists (9 from the staff hosting the contest and 1 readers choice) would move on to the next level to compete to the the best holiday cookie plus receive a delicious gift basket.

Even though I thought my cookies were the absolute best, the judges had different favorites in mind. Here are the top 10 cookie finalists in no particular order. *All pictures from Richmond.com*

Black Walnut Filled Cookies

Cherry Cobbler Meringues

River City Reindeer Bark

Apple Cider Shortbread Cookies

Browned Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Bourbon-Chocolate Pie Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Reader's Choice: Mom's Portuguese Coconut Biscotti

Chocolate Dipped Biscotti

Mary Randolph's Tavern Biscuits

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

If any of these cookies make your mouth water, you can visit the Richmond website to check out the recipe and try them for yourself!

What holiday cookies do you make?!


  1. These all sound yummy, but so did yours! I love cookies. I am making a ton of my tangerine butter cookies soon for a cookie exchange, and I'm really excited - but also hope I get some awesome ones in return! :)

  2. Yours sounded the best to me!