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Cooking Club: Your next challenge is holiday cookies!

We’re holding a month-long challenge (with a big prize!) that will have you baking right through the holidays.

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Viennese holiday christmas cookies

Viennese holiday cookies
Photo by Erik Putz

We’re super excited to announce this week’s Chatelaine Cooking Club — an extended version that will have you baking right through the holidays. That’s right people, for the next few weeks it’s all about cookies!

From simple icebox cookies to the more advanced cover girls looking all gorgeous in our Vienna-themed cookie feature; with over 100 crisp and buttery beauties to choose from on our holiday cookies collection, there’s something for everyone — and hopefully extras for me!

Be they elegant double-chocolate sablés and ginger-molasses stacks, or dunk-worthy cinnamon toast biscotti, and pretty peppermint meringue kisses and pistachio-cream macarons, bake up a batch for winning cookie exchanges or office soirees, but be sure to snap a pic before you gift them!

But wait: There’s more. Now the Chatelaine Cooking Club comes with prizing!

The best Holiday Cookie photo, as chosen by the Chatelaine Kitchen, will receive our best gift so far: a black KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer from TSC!! The perfect tool for whipping up these fresh-baked goodies. Christmas comes early in the Chatelaine Kitchen!

Click here for contest rules and regulations.

KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer - Onyx Black

How to post your pic?

Once you have your photo, you can post it one of three ways (make sure you’re not on a private setting):

  • Follow us on Instagram, then post your photo using @ChatelaineKitchen
  • Follow us on Twitter, then tweet us your photo with the hashtag #ChatelaineKitchen
  • Like us on Facebook, then message us your photo
  • Email us your picture at chatelaine.kitchen@gmail.com

Get your photos posted by Thursday January 9 at noon to be considered for the club’s gallery the following day, which will be featured with the next week’s recipe.

Quick photo tips: Don’t use a flash, natural light is best. Just place your plate near a window and shoot away. Don’t bother using props – they’ll detract from the featured food. Overhead is always nice, close-ups work well, and get in close so we can see what’s cookin’! The larger the photo, the better.