{Food Dish} Contest: First-ever LDS Living Best Cookie Contest

The race is on. The gauntlet has been thrown down. The challenge? Submit the best cookie recipe you have. The prize? One hundred dollars to Deseret Book, and the chance to live in immortal glory as the crowned victor of LDS Living’s first ever cookie contest.

Here are the rules (pay close attention, because you must abide by each for your recipe to be considered):

1) Recipes must be original. However spectacular you think Paula Deen’s recipe for Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies is, we cannot accept it. And don’t simply change the name—just as you wouldn’t want someone else to claim work that is yours, please do not claim someone else’s as yours. (If you found a recipe somewhere and tweaked it beyond recognition from the original recipe, it is fine for you to submit that as your own work. Family recipes are also acceptable.)

2) Submit a picture of the completed recipe, so we know what we’re aiming for.

3) Submit the recipe with your full name, e-mail address, home city and state, and a valid daytime phone number by Saturday, March 12. (LDS Living will use this information only to get a hold of you in the event that you win; we will not use it for marketing or other purposes.)

E-mail recipes to editor[at]ldsliving[dot]com. (E-mail the editor.)

We will be testing the recipes after we receive them. The winner will be announced at the beginning of April, along with three runners up, and the winning recipes will also be given at that time.

We’re excited to see what kind of cooking prowess you’ve got.

Good luck! And bon appétit!


Kate Ensign-Lewis is the Associate Editor at LDS Living. She loves cooking in her tiny kitchen, eating great new foods with her husband, and finding good entertainment and art. She likes (virgin) pina coladas, but does not like getting caught in the rain.

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