July 9 is National Sugar Cookie Day. Last year, I created a flickr group and posted some of the photos that were submitted. This year, I'm a little more organized and, in addition to a new 2009 National Sugar Cookie flickr group, I've planned a month-long celebration including:
- my favorite sugar cookie recipe
- a cookie decorating tutorial
- lots of supply resources for cookie baking, decorating and packaging
- a cookie blogging & decorating contest & prizes
- special discounts at Sugar and Meringue
I'll start by giving you the contest details…
I'll be hosting 2 contests:
• Write a blog post about sugar cookies. Share a recipe, a memory, a decorating idea, your cookie cutter collection… whatever you want as long as it has something to do with sugar cookies. I'll be looking for the most interesting, touching, inspiring or prettiest post.
•. leave a comment or e-mail me at email@example.com to let me know about your post.
• Your post must be written (& I must be notified) by July 12th
• The winner will be announced on July 18th.
The winner will get this vintage cookie cookbook, a decorating bag, two decorating tips with a coupler, a bag of fun multi-colored sugar, a set of Kitchen Aid measuring spoons, 2 vintage cookie cutters, some packaging supplies and a set of my recipe cards (NOTE: These prizes will only be shipped to US residents. If you're from another country, you can still enter. I'll try to come up with an alternative prize to send you if you are the winner.)
•Join the National Sugar Cookie Day 2009 flickr group and upload your best sugar cookie photos. Or, if you don't have a flickr account e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. My family and friends and I will choose our favorite photos. Then I'll let post a poll and let you decide the winner.
•Photos must be uploaded by July 12th to be considered for the contest.
The winner will recieve some recognition and a small prize.
How will I be celebrating National Sugar Cookie Day? I'm going to "The Cookie Jar". I'm not kidding… My great-grandparents' last name was Cook. They bought a cabin in the mountains in California back in the 50s (or maybe the 60s?) and named it The Cookie Jar. We've been planning this trip for a while and it's just coincidence that we'll be there for National Sugar Cookie Day but what an appropriate place to be! Anyway… the Cookie Jar has no phone service, let alone wi-fi so I'll be off-line from July 2 - July 12. I'll have something set to auto-post while I'm gone, I just won't be able to respond to any comments or e-mails until I get back.
I'm so excited to see how you celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day!
Join the National Sugar Cookie flickr group!