Holiday Cookbooks Giveaway

As I mentioned in my last post, the very generous folks at The Harvard Common Press sent me four cookbooks (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Cupcakes, and Holiday Candy & Confections), all part of the Bakers Field Guide series.


All of the recipes are easy to follow, have pictures, and sound delicious! If the Half Chocolate Chip and Half Chocolate with White Chip Cookies are any indication, I’m in for a real treat with the next recipe I try! For your chance to win a set of these fabulous cookies, leave a comment telling me what your favorite holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving, or winter holiday) treat is. Stale Peeps in the shape of ghosts is a perfectly acceptable answer.

Also, to those of you celebrating–Shana Tova! May you have a happy, healthy, and sweet new year!

Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 2, 2011. One winner will be selected at random shortly thereafter and contacted by email. Please note this contest is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

***Giveaway is now closed.***


51 Responses to “Holiday Cookbooks Giveaway”

    Dianne Chadwick on 1 September 27th, 2011 7:38 pm

    I LOVE Christmas! It’s when all my sisters get together and cook!

    Dana Luterman on 2 September 27th, 2011 7:44 pm

    The Winter Holidays are my favorite time of year to bake! I was a winner last year with many of your recipes! Cobblestone Brownies were made for pretty much every party and treat gift!

    jeff krucek on 3 September 27th, 2011 8:02 pm

    I make pizzelle cookies every year with the iron that my grandmother left to me when she passed away…very special.

    Deborah Berg on 4 September 27th, 2011 8:06 pm

    My favourite holiday is Thanksgiving. Here, in Canada, the holiday is in early October and usually happens at the same time as my husband’s birthday on the 8th. The weather is almost always wonderful and our two children usually can travel to our ranch for celebrations. We are most thankful, always, for each others love and presence in our lives and we always have a great party for Husband/Dad. My daughter usually brings the birthday cake and it often is made of pumpkin – pumpkin cheesecake makes a fairly regular appearance and is much appreciated by all. Chocolate is loved by us all and Husband/Dad is often gifted at this time of year with chocolates – chocolate covered raisins are his favourite.

    Stephanie on 5 September 27th, 2011 8:11 pm

    I love Christmas and for some reason, I equate this holiday with any kind of treat from See’s Candies. My grandmother always splurged on a box at Christmas, and I remember rushing to find a good piece in the nuts and chews variety. Sweet memories!

    corinne on 6 September 27th, 2011 8:13 pm

    For some reason my family always has knishes on Thanksgiving, and that’s my favorite thing!

    Dania on 7 September 27th, 2011 8:20 pm

    I Love All Holidays, because in each an every one of them my family get together and we spend more Family time together and we tend to know each other more and get closer to each other..have fun together.. beside there is NO work or school.. it is a HOLIDAY 🙂

    Ashley on 8 September 27th, 2011 8:35 pm

    Absolutely homemade, hand decorated sugar cookies at Christmas!

    Pip on 9 September 27th, 2011 8:36 pm

    Huzzah for a contest open to Canadians! I looove Halloween, but Christmas is my favorite. Family, Food..everyone is so happy and joyous!

    Laurie on 10 September 27th, 2011 8:51 pm

    Latkes at Chanukah. But my grandmother’s sweet potatoes for TG are a close second. L’shana Tovah!

    Esther on 11 September 27th, 2011 8:52 pm

    Thanksgiving is my favorite because my Mom cooks the traditional American meal Mexican style and she makes plenty to have leftovers the next day.

    Amanda Thompson on 12 September 27th, 2011 8:59 pm

    I love Christmas Candy ~ toffee, caramels, brittle, etc

    justJENN on 13 September 27th, 2011 9:00 pm


    Oanh Nguyen on 14 September 27th, 2011 9:24 pm

    Red velvet chocolate chip cookies are always a hit with my family and friends!

    Margaret on 15 September 27th, 2011 9:40 pm

    I love pumpkin whoopie pies during Thanksgiving. It’s a twist on a great classic!

    Margie on 16 September 27th, 2011 10:33 pm

    I love Thanksgiving best. It’s all about family and food. What could be better.

    Terri on 17 September 27th, 2011 11:33 pm

    That’s a toss-up between everything pumpkin for Thanksgiving and all of the See’s Easter treats!

    Cezanne on 18 September 27th, 2011 11:46 pm

    Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday! In Florida is never really feels like winter but when the decorations come out and the holiday baking begins, it just brings the Christmas feel 🙂

    Miriyummy on 19 September 27th, 2011 11:58 pm

    My most absolute favorite holiday is Israeli Independence Day. We get together with friends and family in a public park and have one huge cookout! Everyone brings food and we all share in the yumminess of it all. My favorite treat that day is the American style all beef hot dogs that we buy from a kibbutz up north. They grill up juicy and yummy and I just love eating them bunless with lots of spicy ketchup for dipping. I usually avoid hot dogs during the year but on Yom Ha’atzma’ut, I really look forward to these babies.

    Shana tova to you to, and may you be well inscribed in the recipe book of life! 😉

    barbara n on 20 September 28th, 2011 3:54 am

    I love Thanksgiving! So much to be thankful for – family, friends and good food!

    denise levin on 21 September 28th, 2011 4:46 am

    My favorite is Rosh HaShana. Its a time when we come together, and its usually close to apple picking time. We all go apple picking, and collect many bags of apples, and then come home to the ” why do we always get so many” feeling- and then we start, first with the applesauces, the apple cakes, then move onto apple galettes, and finally a nice chicken recipe with apples and honey. Its a job, but totally fun as we all laugh and peel together.
    Shana Tova!

    Amanda H. on 22 September 28th, 2011 5:21 am

    My favorite holiday treat are the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that my Dad makes every year. He makes the first batch before Thanksgiving and the final batch for New Year’s Day–I won’t divulge how many batches in between. They are the family favorite after all!

    Evelyn R on 23 September 28th, 2011 5:41 am

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and it has to include my Mom’s sweet potato casserole with pecan crumb topping……no marshmallows!

    Ilana on 24 September 28th, 2011 5:46 am

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I know that my son will be home from college and my whole family will be together. We always look forward to some homemade dutch apple pie.

    Susan Lein on 25 September 28th, 2011 5:52 am

    I love spritz cookies! When the cold air comes, I start dreaming about putting way too much almond extract into spritz dough and turning it green!

    Mellisa W on 26 September 28th, 2011 6:09 am

    Thanksgiving is my fave. It is all about the food and getting together. Thanks!

    Katherine D. on 27 September 28th, 2011 6:18 am

    I love gingerbread men at christmas!

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    CJ on 28 September 28th, 2011 8:23 am

    Christmas gets my vote! Every year I make a gingerbread trifle that is to die for. How can you top gingerbread, cinnamon custard and chocolate sauce?? Amazing.

    Donna on 29 September 28th, 2011 9:11 am

    I love Thanksgiving. I love the food and spending time with my growing family!

    Erin on 30 September 28th, 2011 9:12 am

    As weird as this is going to sound, I absolutely love my dad’s fruit cake. It’s super moist and slightly fluffy. Unlike the rest of the world, my family loves getting this treat from my dad!

    Karin Muserallo on 31 September 28th, 2011 9:53 am

    I must own almost 200 cookie cutters! So all the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas are perfect for cut-out sugar cookies in the shapes of goblins and witches, turkeys and pumpkins, and beautiful stars! I haver a to die for and always requested sugar cookie recipe that never fails! I can’t pass a store without looking for a cutter!. Cookies are a gift I give my children at all the holidays! The oldest of four is 35 tomorrow and the youngest is 27! It brings back a memory of their childhood that I teasure! Even though we did not have a lot of money, flour, sugar and eggs were always in my pantry! Hoemade evrything was the rule! Upon the advent of the cookie press, spritz cookies dyed for the season in all shapes became the specialty! I hope to pass on this tradition through my four chikldren to my grandbabies in the future! I love your column and your J.ewish customs ( I am Catholic.). I hope to pass on some of your traditions through your many recipes to my family! They are so delish and all totally comfort foods with a warm, traditional. family heritage that I love! Have a great day! 🙂

    Emily on 32 September 28th, 2011 1:39 pm

    I love ANYTHING with pumpkin in it. My personal favorite would probably be pumpkin swirl brownies though.

    Mimi on 33 September 28th, 2011 1:43 pm

    My favorite holiday treat is Gingerbread cookies! So good!

    Julie @BananasForBourbon on 34 September 28th, 2011 4:56 pm

    Gingerbread cookies! I was going to say anything with pumpkin, but really I love anything with spices. And gingerbread has all the warm spices of pumpkin desserts, plus even spicier ones like black pepper. And I heart molasses!

    Tina B on 35 September 28th, 2011 5:33 pm

    I love all of the holidays; the fall baking season is the best! I usually have a cookie baking day with my girlfriends and we make many varieties of cookies. My favorite is shortbread with lavender. Or one end dipped in chocolate with sea salt. Or…
    Love your blog!

    Stephanie on 36 September 28th, 2011 6:50 pm

    Broken glass torte made by my now 91 year old grandma!

    Lorena on 37 September 28th, 2011 10:44 pm

    We get to do holidays 3 times…once with my family and twice with my husband’s. Everyone loves my pumpkin log filled with cream cheese frosting at Thanksgiving!

    Jessica on 38 September 29th, 2011 12:40 pm

    I think I would have to say peanut butter balls and grandma’s old fashioned fudge – I know they don’t sound particularly like holiday treats but my mother and grandmother have always made them for Christmas and Christmas just wouldn’t be right without them. I’ve now continued that tradition for my family at Christmas.

    Jenny Lam on 39 September 29th, 2011 4:47 pm

    My favorite Holiday cookies would have to be Gingerbread cookies (in Gingerbread men form of course 😉 I especially love the smell! They are so yummy 🙂

    Rebecca on 40 September 29th, 2011 6:24 pm

    Wild rice stuffing. I dream about the stuff and then gorge come Thanksgiving.

    Nancy L on 41 September 29th, 2011 11:05 pm

    Christmas has to be my favorite baking holiday! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Shanna on 42 September 30th, 2011 10:52 am

    As a holiday, I’d have to say it’s Christmas. But I bake all the time, so I don’t really need a holiday to enjoy. I probably back 2-3 times a week.

    Amy B. on 43 September 30th, 2011 7:09 pm

    My favorite holiday treat would be the spritz cookies my mom and I make. There is cream cheese and lemon peel in the dough – oh my gosh, so good!

    Jenn on 44 September 30th, 2011 7:21 pm

    Favorite holiday treat…Christmas fudge!

    Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownies on 45 October 1st, 2011 2:48 pm

    […] Holiday Cookbooks Giveaway : Nosh With Me As I mentioned in my last post, the very generous folks at The Harvard Common Press sent me four cookbooks (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Cupcakes, and Holiday Candy & Confections), all part of the Bakers Field Guide series cookbooks. All of the recipes are easy to follow, have pictures, and sound I love ANYTHING with pumpkin in it. My personal favorite would probably be pumpkin swirl brownies though. Reply. Mimi on 33 September 28th, […]

    Meryl on 46 October 1st, 2011 10:55 pm

    Jam thumbprints rolled in coconut for the Christmas holidays.

    Louis on 47 October 1st, 2011 10:56 pm

    Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut and Dried Cherries.

    Amy on 48 October 2nd, 2011 7:59 am

    Having just finished rosh hashanah, my favorite treat is honey cake. or apples and honey, or anything honey related.
    come thanksgiving I’ll be turning to anything pumpkin related

    Michelle on 49 October 2nd, 2011 7:26 pm

    I love Sukkot when we get to eat together outside as a community. Second best is the winter holidays as I get to share my baking skills with friends and family.

    tiffany on 50 October 2nd, 2011 7:47 pm

    My favorite treat is pecan pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving!

    Thrifty with triplets on 51 October 5th, 2011 8:32 pm

    This nice Jewish girl who is married to a nice Christian boy could really use that Christmas Cookie book 🙂