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VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest 2017 Finalists

Drum roll, please! We present the 10 finalists in this year's VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest.

From chocolate-peppermint snowballs to chai-spiced shortbread, a slew of recipes from VegNews readers were submitted for our fourth annual VegNews Holiday Cookie ContestAfter much voting and deliberation, VegNews editors narrowed their favorites to the following 10 finalists. During the next week, the VN team will have the very difficult job of taste-testing dozens of cookies to determine this year's best of the best, with our three final winners being announced on December 20 (hello, amazing prizes, including a Vitamix!). Congratulations to our 2017 VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest finalists!

Caramel Wonderlands
by Molly Jean Elwell

Chocolate Dipped Almond-Cranberry Shortbread Cookies
by Rosie Scott-Benson

Dirty Chai Sugar Cookies
by Amy McDonough

Gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cream Pies
by Mary-Kate Lynch

Orange Zest Madeleines 
by Sarah Pether-Hamill 

Pine Cookies with Peppermint & Marshmallows
by Brittney Cliett 

Raw Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
by Mani Mania

Santa’s Island Retreat Cookies
by Nita Carroll 

S’nog-erdoodle Snowmen 
by Chelsea Varley

Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nutella filling 
by Delaina Jewkes

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