Make us your home page
Instagram

We want your Christmas cookie recipes

In some circles, the number 13 is bad luck.

But for the Keeler elves and the many folks who enjoy cookies, we expect the Tampa Bay Times' 13th annual Christmas cookie issue to be the best one yet. After all, 13 is a baker's dozen, and that means there should be some extra treats this year.

Now for your part, because it's you, dear readers, who power this thing.

It's time to send in your favorite holiday cookie recipes for the baking-obsessed elves to test. Send as many recipes as you'd like — for bars, drops or cutouts; with nuts or without; iced, plain or sprinkled; gingerbread, peppermint or chocolate. The more we've got to choose from, the better the final selections.

The best submissions will be printed in Taste's 13th annual Christmas cookie issue, which this year will be published on Dec. 3. As always, it will appear on the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving.

Simpler recipes and those that don't require a lot of special equipment make the cut more often than difficult ones. We always look for a few that are easy for children to make, and we seek a no-bake recipe or two. And if you have a special story about your recipe, send that along, too.

Our goal is to find about 35 recipes to test. The cookies are baked in a home kitchen, which we think is important so that your experience will be like ours.

As always, we look forward to what the mail (or, even better, email) brings from readers. And to eating all those cookies.

Janet K. Keeler, Times food and travel editor

How to send recipes

Send your cookie recipe submissions for the 13th annual Tampa Bay Times Christmas cookie issue by Sept. 19. Mail to Tampa Bay Times, Taste Cookie Recipes, 490 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 or email to features@tampabay.com and put COOKIES in the subject line. For all submissions, include your full name, city of residence and a phone number in case we have questions. (Your phone number will not be published.)

We want your Christmas cookie recipes 07/31/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 4, 2014 3:32pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. If you miss out on Retro Futura tour, you'll be needing a little 'Tenderness'

    Blogs

    Closing out Retro Futura Week is a little bit of a cheat. We started the week with the English Beat and we end it with an offshoot of the Beat, the band General Public and their hit …

  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 20

    Events

    The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork including the life sized sculpture of a man ripping open his chest, a 20-foot-long T. rex skeleton, a giant skull and replicas of famous works including Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night and Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona …

    Eliana Goldberg, 5, of Wesley Chapel looks at a Lego sculpture called "Everlasting" at The Art of the Brick exhibit, which opened Friday in Tampa and runs through Sept. 4. [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times]
  3. Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

    Corporate

    TAMPA — Jeff Vinik's latest investment might be coming to a theater near you.

    Jeff Vinik, Tampa Bay Lightning owner, invested in a new movie company looking to appeal to a global audience. | [Times file photo]
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 19

    Events

    Monster Jam Triple Threat Series: Come early for the Pit Party ($15 or free at local Ford dealers) to meet the drivers and get pictures with the trucks. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $15-$80. (813) 301-2500.

    A crew member from the El Toro Loco monster truck, installs a truck tire, Thursday, 8/17/17 in preparation for Saturday's  Monster Jam Triple Threat Series at Amalie Arena, Tampa. The event will be held Saturday at 1pm and 7 pm.
  5. There's a bar in Tampa where you can roller skate and eat sushi

    Food & Dining

    Roller skating, it's not just for kids birthday parties and the 1970s anymore.

    The exterior of Pattinis features this mural by Art Aliens! [Pattinis South Tampa via Facebook]