Homemade Holiday Sweets Giveaway

By , November 16, 2009 5:13 am

What a crazy busy week we have ahead of us:

  • On Wednesday, I have to give a very important presentation at work which will determine whether or not I get a raise! Steven and I are also going to the Eating Animals Reading on that day AND my sister and her friend are staying at our house Wednesday night.
  • On Thursday, I am driving my sister and her friend to the airport at 5:30 am. Then, Steven and I are attending the Chicago Construction Expo all day. Then (!), my mom, dad and grandma are arriving for the weekend.
  • On Friday, my mom, grandma and I are going to Chicago to do some window shopping on State Street and Michigan Avenue.
  • On Saturday, we are BAKING all day long.
  • On Sunday, I will take my grandma and mom to church, then they will head home… and I will promptly collapse!

And that’s not to mention all of the prep work we’ve done these past few weeks, this weekend and today and tomorrow – painting, cleaning, buying groceries, etc.

BUT, I am excited! We had a lot of fun baking all of our holiday sweets last year, and THIS year, I am doing a Homemade Holiday Sweets Giveaway!

Would you like to win a Holiday Sweets Basket like one of these?

The Holiday Sweets Package will likely contain:

  • Frosted Sugar Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Toffee
  • Caramels
  • Caramel Crispix
  • Chex Mix

I say “likely” because who knows what the day will bring. My mother is often springing (good) recipe ideas on us at the last minute.

I will put a note in the package saying which items are vegan and which are gluten-free. They will not all be, but please, still enter the contest! Some will be, and you can share the rest with your friends/family/coworkers/grateful strangers.

Contest Rules:

  1. To enter the contest, simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite holiday treat is. It doesn’t have to be one I listed above. It can even be a favorite dish!
  2. To get an extra entry, link to the giveaway in your blog, and leave me another comment linking to your post.
  3. This contest is open until 5:00 PM CST on Saturday, November 21st. I will use the Random Integer Generator, or if I am feeling fiesty, the old “name out of a hat” drawing to select a winner on Saturday. I will announce the winner Saturday evening.
  4. This contest is open to readers in the contiguous United States only. Sorry! I want to make sure your sweets arrive quickly!

38 Responses to “Homemade Holiday Sweets Giveaway”

  1. Mica says:

    Yayayayay! A holiday sweets giveaway! This is so much more exciting than a giveaway for some grass-that-you-drink crap. HOORAY!

    My favorite holiday treat? Hmmm, I’m a big fan of frosted sugar cookies, especially if they are on the softer side.
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Silent but deadly Sunday. =-.

  2. Teamarcia says:

    Hi! I came to say you are the winner of my giveaway–The Runner’s Cookbook and wow I find another giveaway! Count me in!
    My favorite holiday treat is ……oh this is tough……toffee!
    Email me so I can send you your prize!

  3. Odie says:

    Ummmm… if I have to pick only one, I guess I’d say chocolate fudge with walnuts. What a nice idea!

  4. Wow- you are right, you and I have very similar weeks!!! Busy busy!!!

    Hmm…I am not a big cookie, pie or cake eater (odd right??) but I do LOVE sugar cookies. Like a lot. My favorite meal food though, is my mom’s baked ziti which she makes every christmas eve. <3

    My give-a-way should be around Friday 🙂
    .-= Author's last blog post… Sunday Night Contradiction =-.

  5. Christina says:


    My favorite cookies for the holidays ar esime sugar cookies but they have to be soft not hard. My mom also used to make these coconut chocolate balls that were so good. She hasn’t made them in ages.
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Huh? =-.

  6. Yes, please.

    I love all things pepperminty. mmm. Still am not ready for sweets, but I will be by the time your lovely gift basket arrives. (I am using the power of positive thinking to win!)
    .-= Author’s last blog post… As it should be =-.

  7. Susan says:

    I agree with Mica…awesome giveaway. 🙂 I also agree with her frosted sugar cookie answer…on the softer side. Every year I have my friends over and we decorate sugar cookies for hours. It’s always a fun event. 🙂
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Sweet and Sour =-.

  8. Alice says:

    oh WOW, yes please!! my favorite holiday treat.. gosh.. how to narrow it down.??! my mom often makes rabbit stew for us on xmas day, which is about the best thing in the entire world. and in terms of sweets: she makes these amazing almond crescent cookies and now my mouth is watering… 🙂
    .-= Author’s last blog post… cannot be trusted to leave house on own =-.

  9. Dang!! We can only pick one favorite holiday treat?! Ok, I suppose I am going to cheat and pick a favorite holiday treat and food!!!! Ok… my favortite treat is a pumpkin roll and my favorite food is dressing!!! yummy!!!!
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Dreams =-.

  10. AND…. because I am special sometimes… I meant to tell you to kick ass on your presentation on Wednesday!!! (Sorry, I started reading about food and my mind went blank except for that!!!) Let us know how it goes!!! Have a fun fantastic week!!!
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Dreams =-.

  11. tra says:

    i really like those pillsbury sugar cookies with holiday pictures on them. i also ADORE hot pot (chinese dish you boil a bunch of random crap in a savory broth!)
    .-= Author’s last blog post… walk it back, walk it back =-.

  12. J says:

    I love Christmas cut out cookies. Every year I make them with my mom and decorate them with frosting and sprinkles. I also love pumpkin pie and whipped cream. And mashed potatoes. I have thanksgiving on the brain I guess.
    .-= Author’s last blog post… TIART: Favorite Race! =-.

  13. Lindsay says:

    My favorite holiday treat is ginger snap cookies.

  14. Erin says:

    You DO have a crazy week! If I forget at lunch tomorrow I want to wish you good luck on your presentation for Wednesday! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

    My favorite holiday treat? I love Russian Teacake cookies. And the apple pie from the apple orchard in my hometown.
    .-= Author’s last blog post… 10K Bookends =-.

  15. kilax says:

    This counts as two entries for *lynne* who tried to leave a comment and tweeted about the giveaway.

  16. My favorite all time holiday treat are the little white powdered sugar cookies both of my grandmothers used to make. One called them Russian Tea Cakes and the other Mexican wedding balls. They were the same thing, and I would eat dozens if allowed. So good.
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Worst food blogger ever =-.

  17. Etta says:

    I’m rather partial to fudge. And brownie crackles. I think I need to start researching some healthier holiday sweets.
    .-= Author’s last blog post… What Do You Think? =-.

  18. weezie says:

    My favorite cookies are Mexican Wedding Cookies. Yum

  19. marissa says:

    Hi! I just wanted to check in and say hello. I’m sorry for being a bad reader/commenter. Life just got a little crazy. But I’m back and so excited to follow you again! I hope you’ve been well!

  20. Melanie says:

    I LOVE the peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies! They are soooo yummy!
    .-= Author’s last blog post… All Sorts of Productive Up in Here =-.

  21. My computer has the blue screen of death so I am using my daughters but I would love to enter. Even though I bake all the time I would love it if someone else baked for me. My favorite holiday treat is those peanut butter balls covered in chocolate. I rarely make them because I don’t like having to dip each one in the chocolate and I can never make them very pretty but when I do make them I eat them almost as fast as they get made.

  22. Charity Lyman says:

    My favorite holiday treat is Chocolate Brownies with walnuts and ice cream on top:) Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

  23. oooooooo pick me, pick me!

    Hmm, my fav holiday treat…

    You know, it’s pretty basic, but I would have to say Candy Canes! It’s something that I only eat around the holidays so I look forward to my first candy cane of the season every year.

  24. Holly says:

    Mmmmm – what a great giveaway!

    Wow, my FAVORITE holiday treat? So hard. I will have to go with Christmas Sugar Cookies with frosting. My grandma always made them growing up, and now I do – but of course they aren’t the same!
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Smashing Pumpkins =-.

  25. suze says:

    You’re making gluten-free (at least some?!) You rock. I’m in (also, could I please have your gluten-free recipes?)

  26. kaylen says:

    omg- I want the sugar cookies. All of them. In the entire world. Seriously–I LOVE homemade sugar cookies!!!!!
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Hello….Hello……Where’d You All Go??? =-.

  27. psst, I linked about the contest in my new post. Yes, I said new post.
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Reinvention =-.

  28. lifestudent says:

    Ok, I love those green wreaths made out of cornflakes and red hots. Ohh, they are so good.
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Tonight I Was The Tail =-.

  29. Jean P says:

    my favorite holiday treat is homemade shortbread cookies

  30. cindy says:

    I’d have to say Mexican wedding cookies are my favorite treat.

  31. Julia says:

    Look at you doing such a fabulous giveaway!
    My favorite holiday baked treat is a type of cookie that I actually do not know the name of. It’s covered in powdered sugar, and has nuts (walnuts I think or pecans maybe) in it. It’s usually shaped like a crescent, and it tastes like heaven and reminds me so much of Christmases past. I’ve really gotta find the name for it lol!
    .-= Author’s last blog post… Winner of the Xagave Giveaway =-.

  32. susanne defoe says:

    There is nothing better than a frosted sugar cookie! Holiday blessings to you and yours!

  33. Elise says:

    This sounds fantastic! I love “kiss” cookies — vanilla merengue cookies, that are sometime made into mint chocolate chip merengue cookies…. they’re my favorite, by far. and now i will be going home to make them after work!

  34. Evan Thomas says:

    My favorite holiday item is anise cookies!

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