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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. 51
    Jenny says:

    Favorite cookie is this amazing oatmeal cream pie one I’ve been using for years. Accck. Just thinking of it makes me droll. And trust me, on a mid-50 year old frumpy woman it’s just not as cute as baby. Sigh. But they are THAT good! Thanks for the cool giveaway, Jenny.

  2. 52

    My favorite cookie of all time is my mom’s chocolate chip cookies. mmmm 🙂

  3. 53
    Amanda says:

    Chocolate chip!!!!

  4. 54
    Amanda says:

    I’m a foodie friend =)

  5. 55
    Cami says:

    Classic chocolate chip are the best! Thanks!

  6. 56
    Michele says:

    Warm chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven!

  7. 57
    Michele says:

    I’m a follower of your blog.

  8. 58
    Jen says:

    My favorite cookie is an old fashioned date-nut cookie. They are amazing. I only make them during the holidays, but they are worth waiting for every year!

  9. 59
    Erin Enger says:

    My favorite cookie is really a bar. It is a 7 layer bar with butter,graham crackers, sweetened condensed milk, walnuts, chocolate chips, and coconut. The 7th layer is supposed to be butterschotch chips but my Mom always left that out so I do too. You just layer everything on top of each other and bake it. I love it. I could eat the entire pan.

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    Carey says:

    My favorite is white chocolate macadamia nut! I’m a follower!


  12. 62
    Christy says:

    I would be SO happy to win this!! I love cookbooks and I love cookies! 🙂 My favorite cookie is definitely the frosted sugar cookie.

  13. 63
    Heidi says:

    I love chocolate chip all the time, but my very favorite all-time is an oatmeal walnut golden raisin cookie! YUM!

  14. 64
    Makenzie says:

    I love no bake cookies!

  15. 65
    Lindsay says:

    Not too exciting, but I definitely go for the classic chocolate chip cookie! But it’s gotta be chewy. I LOVE them. That book looks awesome!

  16. 66
    Becky says:

    Hands down cookie favorite… Hershey Kiss Cookies! (Peanutbutter Blossoms) I could eat them 24/7!

  17. 67
    Lindsay says:

    I’m a follower!

  18. 68
    Maria says:

    I love white chocolate macadamia nut cookies!

  19. 69
    Christie says:

    My favorite cookie is anything with peanut butter!

  20. 70
    Jamie says:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chip. Yum!

  21. 71
    Jamie says:

    I am a follower.

  22. 72
    bethany says:

    I love cookies! any kind really. my favorite lately is cranberry chocolate chip. tart and sweet and chewy and delicious.

  23. 73
    Tanya M. says:

    I hate to admit it, but my favorite is a storebought cookie…Milano Cookies! Oh my word…love those cookies! Thanks for the great giveaway! This looks like a GREAT cookbook!

  24. 74
    Cheryl says:

    My favorite cookies are chocolate chip.

  25. 75
    Cheryl says:

    I am a follower.

  26. 76
    Tanya M. says:

    I am a follower! :o)


  27. 77
    Mikalisa says:

    Oatmeal Raisin all the way!

  28. 78
    Elisabeth says:

    My very favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin!

  29. 79
    Angie says:

    My favorite cookie is a Snickerdoodle, so simple, but so delicious!

  30. 80
    Laura says:

    That’s a hard one, I guess I’d have to say good old chocolate chip. Nothing beats a nice chocolate chip cookie still warm from the oven!

  31. 81
    Shannon says:

    what a cute looking book! I’d love to win a copy of that. My fav. cookies are probably homemade sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles at Christmas time! I also like choc. chip with coconut and oatmeal!

  32. 82
    Elisabeth says:

    I am also a foodie friend.

  33. 83
    Shannon says:

    I’m also a follower of Picky Palete! Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. 84
    Heather I. says:

    Doubletree’s chocolate chip were on my mind last night…but I also can’t turn down peanut butter cookies- yum!

  35. 85
    Sarah F says:

    I can’t resist a fresh chocolate chip cookie hot out of the oven. Yum!

  36. 86
    Katie says:

    My very favorite cookie? A toss up, but I think it is currently molasses spice cookies. YUMM!

  37. 87
    Carla says:

    White chocolate macadamia, yum!!!

  38. 88
    Sarah says:

    The favorite one I make is the no bake cookies. You know the ones with oatmeal, chocolate and peanut butter. They are so simple but I love them!

  39. 89
    Carla says:

    I follow your blog as well, thanks for hosting this giveaway. 🙂

  40. 90
    Stacie says:

    I will always pick a chewey oatmeal raisin over anything else, but a gingersnap will take a very close second!

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    Stacie says:

    I’m a follower! Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

  43. 93
    Kylee Duff says:

    My favorite cookie? Maybe the good ol’ chocolate chip, but only if it is baked perfectly…or home made oreo cookies.

  44. 94
    RoseAngela says:

    Soft Italian Biscotti

  45. 95
    Maureen says:

    I like a cookie from the B&B in Calistoga California called The Foothill house. It is really good. It is a bit of chocolate chip cookie with powder.

  46. 96
    Brooke says:

    My favorite is and always shall remain… the Snickerdoodle!

  47. 97
    Brooke says:

    and I am already a foodie friend of yours! 🙂

  48. 98
    Suzy says:

    All time favorite..that’s a hard one! I’d have to go with Oatmeal Scotchies!

  49. 99
    Suzy says:

    I’m a follower!

  50. 100

    Peanut butter blossoms!! Basic, but I LOVE them. 🙂

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