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Shortcut Cookies Cookbook Giveaway!!

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!  My dear friend Camilla Saulsbury, talented cookbook author and cooking contest queen 🙂 has offered to give 3 of her beautiful “Shortcut Cookies” cookbooks to Picky Palate readers!  I have had the pleasure of meeting Camilla at numerous cooking competitions and I must say she is not only a talented cook and baker, but a wonderful friend too!  This is just in time for your Valentine’s Day Baking too!

Here is some information on her book:

With over 745 recipes for cookies starting with packaged doughs, mixes, and cereals, Shortcut Cookies is one of Camilla’s best books yet. And given her penchant for perfection, you can be sure anything Camilla’s tested will be delicious enough for the school functions, bake sales and friends.

Some stand-outs from the book include an Italian Cheesecake Bar made with refrigerated sugar cookie dough, ricotta cheese, and traditional Italian flavorings of orange, golden raisin and hazelnuts; Lemon Curled Swirled Cheesecake Bars made with a packaged lemon cake mix base; Mango Cream Bars, with a crust of crushed gingersnaps and cream cheese & fresh lime topping and a recipe called “Dad’s Double Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies” made up of a brown sugar doctored brownie mix and topped with Camilla’s homemade peanut butter frosting. My favorite chapter is always “Brownies” and Camilla has a bunch including Turkish Coffee Brownies, Whiskey Brownies and Aztec brownies which I will review very soon.

Over on Camilla’s blog Shortcut Cookies, she’s taking recipes from the book and making them with all-natural and gluten free mixes. Be sure to check it out.


Here’s How To Enter the Cookbook Giveaway:

  • Leave us a comment here telling us….“What is your favorite cookie of all time?” I know, hard choice but let’s hear it!
  • One extra entry for blogging about this giveaway (must post url) leave in a separate comment
  • One extra entry for tweeting about this giveaway (must post url) leave in a separate comment
  • One extra entry for following Picky Palate under my “foodie friends” on my right sideabar.  (leave in a separate comment)
  • Contest ends Saturday January 30th @ 9:00am PST


Best of luck friends!!  I’ll announce winners shortly after deadline and will send emails, make sure emails are correct 🙂

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  1. 1
    Kara says:

    Okay… really original, I know, but my favorite cookie is a chocolate chip. The type changes based on the week!

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    Brenda says:

    Hi Jenny…This book looks great! It is tough to narrow it down, but I think my favorite cookie is brown butter shortbread. Simple, but delicious!

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    valerie says:

    My favorite cookie would have to be a really, really good sugar cookie with delicious frosting. They key in my opinion is to cut the dough nice and thick (no thin, crunchy sugar cookies here!) and bake just long enough so it is doughy and NOT golden. They are just melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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    valerie says:

    I am a Food Friend in your sidebar. Thanks for the extra entry!

  5. 5
    pam says:

    Snickerdoodles…hands down my favorite.

  6. 6
    pam says:

    I do believe I am one of your foodie friends!

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    pam says:

    I tweeted a link as well~

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    Kristi says:

    I am a big fan of homemade gingersnaps!

  9. 9
    Beckey says:

    Fav cookie is Chocolate Mint Candies Cookie

  10. 10
    Beckey says:

    I am a follower of your blog

  11. 11
    Jessica says:

    I am a snicker doodle lover!

  12. 12
    Jessica says:

    I blogged about the book giveaway…I LOVE your blog (and recipes!!)

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    Christina says:


  14. 14
    Jenny says:

    I have all her cookbooks! My favorite cookie – anything with maple.

  15. 15
    Jenny says:

    I’m a foodie fan.

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    Karina says:

    I love a good sugar cookie, not the cut out kind but the kind that comes from Pepperidge Farm, not flat but the kind with oomph!

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    courtney says:

    monster cookies! m&m’s, oatmeal, chocolate chips… nummy!

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    MichelleC says:

    My favorite cookie is my family recipe for sugar cookies. They are delicious.

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    Heather R says:

    I think mine would be girl scout cookies (either shortbread or the caramel coconut ones – I don’t know their new names) OR the cookies from my high school cafeteria. What I wouldn’t give to have a large flat disc of of cookie with a gooey center because they were never quite cooked all the way. On Fridays they would put a block of ice cream (yes a square block, its a public school people!) and drown it with hot fudge then top with a cherry. HEAVEN I tell you – HEAV-VEN. 🙂

  21. 21
    Melody says:

    My favorite cookies of all time are oreos. Love’em!

  22. 22
    Melody says:

    I am a follower!:)

  23. 23
    Jill says:

    My Aunt Jane’s oatmeal cookie recipe is out of this world!

  24. 24
    june says:

    snickerdoodles, love that cinnamon sugar!

  25. 25
    ML Nicklas says:

    favorite cookie…that is HARD!! Probably peanut butter cookies. LOVE Peanut Butter!!!

  26. 26
    April says:

    I’m gonna have to go with chocolate chip as my favorite. It’s classic and you just can’t go wrong with it!

  27. 27
    April says:

    I follow your blog!

  28. 28
    Katie says:

    Chocolate Chip Cookie of course!

  29. 29
    sherry says:

    Favorite cookie thats easy- why White Chocolate Macadamin Nut of course!!!

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    sherry says:

    I am a follower!!!

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    Sally O says:

    My favorite without question is chocolate chip cookies.
    Thank you –

  32. 32
    donna says:

    My favorite cookies is carrot cake sandwich cookies!!

  33. 33
    donna says:

    I already follow you.

  34. 34
    Abby says:

    Double chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips! Love your site by the way!

  35. 35
    Lane says:

    My favorite cookies are Sugar Cookies from the Publix bakery. I just had two for breakfast! 😉

  36. 36
    Lane says:

    I follow your blog.

  37. 37
    Lauren says:

    Honestly, if it includes chocolate, it’s a winner. Bonus points for peanut butter!

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    Lauren says:

    I also just clicked on following your blog! I always thought I already WAS following you. Whoops. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Marilyn says:

    I love chewy chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies!

  41. 41
    Alyse says:

    I love chocolate chocolate chip cookies! Yum. I’m a chocoholic.

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    hannah says:

    A less-butter chocolate chip cookie recipe (not because it’s healthier; it really tastes better!) that I put white chocolate and cranberries in. YUM!

  43. 43
    Sara says:

    My all time favorite is white chocolate macadamia nut cookies – yum! I’d love to win this, oh, and I’m also a follower!

  44. 44
    Melinda says:

    I love good lemon thumbprint cookie… shortbread with lemon curd in the middle, lightly dusted with confectioners sugar. Yum!

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    natalie says:

    my favorite cookies are butter toffee chip cookies!!

  46. 46
    Melinda says:

    And I’m following you! =)

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    Kelli says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies! They are the standard of perfection!

  48. 48
    Kelli says:

    I follow you! Yeah!

  49. 49
    Jenny says:

    I’ve been following you since you started your blog! I’m a fan! And I’m still waiting to see you on the next foodnet work star competition. Girl, girl, go do this. Do you need an agent? I’m not sure how effective I would be BUT I do know where to buy a cattle prod! ha!

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