REMINDER! The contest closes on Dec 31!
I'm not sure if it is because I am thinking more about Thanksgiving lately (and how much I would kill for a turkey...or an oven to cook it with), but I have had recipes and cooking on the brain recently. And so I have begun developing a little idea for a contest. About cookies. And Hetalia. With prizes. Interested?
My idea was to revamp my old Hetalia cookie cards with a nicer, cleaner format. Add new pictures of the characters, pictures of the finished product, more recipes and characters, etc. and put them together into an actual cook book, which would be available for sale online. Revamping and cleaning up, I can do. But, as anyone who knows about my current situation knows, I can't bake cookies since I no longer have an oven.So here is where the contest comes in!
For each of the existing recipes, I would like a picture of cookie that matches.
Simply bake a batch of cookies and take a picture of the finished product.
Try and make the picture appealing!
If you need a reference on what sort of picture would be good, online or hardback cookbooks usually come with pictures. That would be a good place to start. Send links to submitted photos either in the comments or in a personal note.
You are allowed to enter multiple
photos on multiple recipes.!!!!!DEADLINE: Dec 31!!!!!As for the prizes:
Each picture that is used will be credited in the recipe book.
Each participant that has a photo used in the book will receive a free copy of the book when it comes out.
Also, anyone who participates gets to eat cookies. And so everyone wins by default!
Here are the old cards. Recipes for the other cookie flavors are below.Switzerlands's Cocoa Cookies
1 1/4 c. butter, softened
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. unsifted all purpose flour
3/4 c. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
How to Make:
Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Blend into creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoon on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheet for 1 minute at room temperature.Canada's Maple Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup of dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (not the maple flavored stuff, but actual maple! Grade B if you can find it.)
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of chopped walnuts
How to Make
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract and egg. Add the maple syrup and mix well. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just incorporated. Fold in walnuts. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for thirty minutes. Roll the dough into balls and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.France's French Vanilla Cookies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
How to Make:
Mix first seven ingredients together, then add the flour. Chill dough 15 minutes. Shape in small balls. Place well apart on greased sheet. Flatten slightly with glass. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes.China's Oolong Tea Cookies
¾ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ¾ cups flour
2 tbs very finely ground Oolong tea
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
How to make:
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Slowly add in blended dry ingredients. Mix well to form a soft dough. Refrigerate for half an hour. Roll out and cut with a cookie cutter (½ inch thickness). Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.Finland's Peppermint Cookies
1 c. shortening, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
½ cup crushed peppermint candies
How to make:
Cream together the first five ingredients. Add flour and salt and mix well. Refrigerate for half and hour. Roll out and cut with a cookie cutter. Top with crushed peppermint candies and bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes.