2012 VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest Winners!

After hundreds of entries, 10 finalists, and delicious cookie sampling, we present our Holiday Cookie Contest winners.


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When we announced the second annual VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest, we couldn’t wait to see what our creative readers would whip up. After receiving an amazing response from VN readers and hundreds of cookie entries, we had the tough task of narrowing down the entries to 10 finalists that we would sample. And after a rigorous day of cookie judging (and sugar comas), we give you the esteemed winners. Congratulations to all, and happy baking!

First Place
Apple Pie Cookies with Maple Cream Filling
By Leigh Saluzzi
Prize: Vitamix Blender

Second Place
Chocolate-Covered Speculoos Balls
By Jessie Smith
Prize: Sticky Fingers Bakery Dessert Package 

Third Place
Rocky Road Crinkles
By Sandra Kohlmann
Prize: Artisan Chocolates from Allison’s Gourmet 

Honorable Mention
Chocolate-Covered Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
By Cara Reed
Prize: Artisan Chocolates from Allison’s Gourmet

For even more amazing holiday cookies, check out the 2011 VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest winners.