Sylvia Ralph: mom of four and grandmother of two, Winnipeg, Finalist, Holiday Cookie Contest. Sylvia Ralph bakes up a batch of these roly-poly, melt-in-your-mouth cookies every time her granddaughter, Amanda, comes home from Toronto. (In between vacations, Sylvia keeps Amanda in cookies via Canada Post.) She also relies on this recipe for her church’s annual Christmas bazaar, where the cookies are so popular that a congregation member coerced Sylvia – not one for calling attention to herself – to enter our contest. The rest is cookie history.