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. bourbon calories

    I love Whiskey! It’s always interesting to read what other fanatics think about such an old drink. Does anyone know how many calories there are in Japanese Whiskey?

  2. Lexie Partridge

    Oh I’m dying for a new dessert cookbook! This one looks wonderful! My favorite cookie is a sugar cookie at one of our local sandwich shops. It is so buttery and yummy! I wish I knew how to make it!

  3. Julie Bogart

    My FAVORITE cookies . . . Applesauce, raisin, chocolate chip. They are soft and the most wonderful cookie on earth.

  4. Vanessa

    My favorite cookie is White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie, I will kill for this cookie ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Anna

    I made your peanut butter and chocolate duo cookies, and they were sooooo yummy! I think that might be my new favorite. Thanks!

  6. Kaila

    My favorite cookie of all time would have to be peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Seriously yummy…and chewy. LOVE them!!!

  7. Carri

    I don’t even have to think about this one. My all time favorite is milk chocolate chunk cookies still warm out of the oven with a cold glass of milk!

  8. The Souper

    A real crowd-pleaser cookie for all ages is my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie (must be slightly underdone out of oven to melt in your mouth when cooled.) Wholesome and comforting.

  9. Jessie

    I absolutely love the white chocolate, crasin cookies on the back of the crasin package. Love it!

  10. Monica

    I have to say that my favorite cookies are the Surprise Package cookies with the Andes mints in them. Yum!

  11. Ashley Arnold

    My favorite is oatmeal raisin. Also recently used Craisins which were surprisingly good.

  12. Shanelle Lee

    Mine is, hands down, snickerdoodle. I’m always so anxious for Christmas to come around so it’s socially acceptable to make them in mass quantities.

  13. Ali

    I actually have two and they have to be a certain recipe. My mom’s sugar cookies and my friends chocolate chip cookies! Fabulous!

  14. Elizabeth

    Right now I am totally on a sugar cookie kick — super soft, thick cookies with creamy, homemade frosting — Yum!

  15. Beth

    I love my grandma’s boiled raisin cookies! I don’t make them very often because I’ll eat the whole batch

  16. Elyse Bartschi

    I would rather have a cookie than any other desert/treat and so that makes this a hard choice, but I must say that a chewy home-made chocolate chip cookie can always have my vote!

  17. Amy W

    Favorite cookie of all time-my grandmother’s homemade sugar cookies with buttercream frosting-YUMMY ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Heather A

    I don’t have just one favorite, but a few of my favorites are double chocolate chip, orange cookies, and toffee, chocolate chip.

  19. rcworkman

    Hey my name is Camilla too…weird! Not a common name at all! My favorite cookies are these Chocolate Chocolatey Chip Cookies my mom used to make when we were growing up. They are the best. My mom always had cookies in the cookie jar and all the neighbor kids knew it and loved coming over. I hope to carry on that tradition with my children. My son is already a huge fan of cookies so I think I am doing a good job! I will post something on my blog and I am now a follower of you under foodie friends.

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