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Holiday cookie smackdown!

Written by Bob Batz Jr. on


Well, not really a smackdown, but we want you to bring your A-game to our holiday cookie contest. Your area's self-esteem hangs in the balance.

This year, we’re looking for holiday cookie recipes that are new twists on the classics  — with, say, a secret ingredient or a technique for making the making of them easier.

Our new twist is, we’ll group recipes from each of four areas — the North, South, East and West — to taste-test in the PG Test Kitchen. We'll pick a winner from each area.

Each winning contestant will receive a new cookbook, along with bragging rights, here and in the PG's Thursday Food & Flavor section, where we’ll publish the best recipes.

Send your entry (crediting the recipe's source) by Nov. 29, with your name, address, email address and phone number to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or the old-school way to:

Food, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

May the best holiday cookie bakers win!

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