Cookie Contest draws near

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 4, 2015

By Tyler H. Jones

Chocolate chip cookies were among the entries in last year’s annual LaGrange Daily News Cookie Contest. chip cookies were among the entries in last year’s annual LaGrange Daily News Cookie Contest.


LaGRANGE — It’s time to dust off those holiday cookbooks and ready your favorite sweet treat recipes.

The Daily News annual Cookie Contest is scheduled for Dec. 2 at the newspaper office on Ashton Street.

This year, LaGrange police Sgt. Johnny Byrd, County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews and Paul Baxter, retired pastor of First Baptist Church on the Square, have signed up to judge entries and pick their favorite holiday cookie for three categories: traditional, decorated and children’s recipes.

Prizes will be presented to winners.

To enter the Daily News Cookie Contest:

• Bring a dozen cookies prepared from one recipe to the Daily News office, 105 Ashton St. Entries will be accepted between 7:30 a.m. and noon on Dec. 2. Cookies received after the deadline will not be considered for judging.

• To the bottom of each container, attach a legible copy of the recipe and include your name, daytime phone number, and category you are entering: traditional, decorated or children’s.

• Adults may enter one recipe in each of the traditional and decorated categories. Children up to 16 years old may enter one recipe in the children’s category.

• Bring your cookies in a container that may be retrieved at the newspaper office after the contest has ended on Dec. 3.

• Judges will choose the top cookies, with prizes awarded to each winner. Judging will be based on both taste and appearance.

• Winners will be notified by the Daily News and the recipe will be featured in the living section of the newspaper on Dec. 5.

• Daily News employees and immediate family members are not eligible. Previous winners may compete again, but should not submit the same recipe used in a previous year.

Tyler H. Jones is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2155.