2017 VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest Winners!

After countless entries, 10 finalists, and delicious cookie sampling, we present this year’s Holiday Cookie Contest winners.

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When we announced the fourth 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 followers and a slew of mouthwatering cookie entries, we had the tough task of narrowing 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
Chocolate-Dipped Almond Cranberry Shortbread Cookies
By Rosie Scott-Benson
Prize: High-powered blender from Vitamix

Second Place
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cream Pies
By Mary-Kate Lynch
Prize: Chocolate Gift Pack from Cocoa V

Third Place
Dirty Chai Sugar Cookies
By Amy McDonough
Prize: Nacho Snack Pack Kit from Notcho Nocheez

For even more amazing holiday cookies, check out the 2015 VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest and 2012 VegNews Holiday Cookie Contest winners.