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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. 101
    Nicole says:

    My favorite cookie would be white chocolate macadamia nut cookes, but I must say, I love to make (and eat!) your sugar cookie recipe. It’s a family favorite and a must have for EVERY holiday!

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    Heather says:


  4. 104
    Heather says:

    And yes I follow you!

  5. 105
    Meghan says:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chocolate chip!

  6. 106
    Meghan says:

    I’m also a “Foodie Friend” 🙂

  7. 107
    Veronica M. says:

    I bake cookies at least once a week (I send them with my husband to work every Monday), so having some shortcut recipes would be great for the weeks I don’t have much time. My favorite is not hard to choose–Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I use this recipe You should try it!!

  8. 108
    Ashlie says:

    I love homemade Oreos with cream cheese frosting!

  9. 109
    Jim Hawkins says:

    Chocolate chip cookies. You can’t beat the classics.

  10. 110
    Veronica M. says:

    I also am a foodie friend!

  11. 111
    Shelley says:

    I love chocolate chip, toffee, and walnut cookies. Yum!

  12. 112
    Christy Q says:

    My favorite cookies are spritz cookies. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  13. 113
    Lara says:

    My favorite cookie of all time is good old Chocolate Chip, but I put a twist on it (with the help of my mother in laws recipe) and add a bunch of yummy ingredients! I put in pecans, chocolate chips: milk and white, cranberries, and coconut! They are called Overload Chocolate Chip Cookies, they are delish!

  14. 114
    Shelley says:

    I’m also a follower! 🙂

  15. 115
    Lara says:

    I follow you! 🙂

  16. 116
    Dani says:

    Terribly hard to choose but, my favorite cookie is a hello dollie bar because it has EVERYTHING! chocolate, butterscothch, cherries, coconut, and grahm cracker crust, not to mention ooey, gooey, sticky and delicios! (they also last forever in the fridge/freezer!)

  17. 117
    Janice says:

    My ultimate favorite cookies are gingersnaps. Can’t go wrong!

  18. 118
    Dani says:

    LOVE your stuff, definite fan here!

  19. 119
    Janice says:

    Following you! Love your recipe ideas!

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    Cathy says:

    I’ve got to say that chocolate chip are my favorite!

  22. 122
    Cathy says:

    I’m a follower too 🙂

  23. 123

    I would have to say Homemade Chocolate Chip cookies. They are the best!

  24. 124
    carly says:

    I am a fan of all cookies. To name a quick few, of course, choc chip, oatmeal raisin, lemon, oreos, peanut butter, especially cheryl & co from columbus ohio…

  25. 125

    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut!

  26. 126
    Pam Shank says:

    hard decision but I’ll go with decorated sugar cookies

  27. 127
    Jennifer says:

    So hard to choose!!! I think I love chocolate crinkles the best.

  28. 128
    Kara Kol says:

    My favorite cookie would have to be, my sugar cookie.

  29. 129
    Amy says:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chip with white and milk chocolate chips. Yum!

  30. 130
    Jessie says:

    Oatmeal coconut cookies – I just recently found the recipe and fell in love!

  31. 131
    Tammy says:

    Homemade cookies…oatmeal chocolate chunk…store bought…I can’t deny my love for Oreo’s!

  32. 132
    Tammy says:

    And…I am already a foodie follower!

  33. 133
    Elle says:

    I love every kind of homemade cookie! Warm baked chocolate cookies.

  34. 134
    Nicole says:

    My favorite cookie of all time is a Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie. There are LOTS of others that tie for 2nd place, though!

  35. 135
    Ashlie says:

    Hands down chocolate chip cookies!!

  36. 136
    Sara says:

    My favorite cookie is peanut butter chocolate chip! Yum!

  37. 137
    Becky says:

    I don’t usually meet cookies I don’t like, but my all-time favorite is peanut butter chocolate chip.

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    Becky says:

    I am a foodie friend. 🙂

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    Lachelle says:

    My favorite doesn’t have a name – a lady that used to work for my dad used to make these amazing buttery sandwich cookies! It’s been 15 years since I last had one and I still can remember them. But second favorite is the classic chocolate chip cookies!

  42. 142
    Danelle says:

    I’d have to say that big, soft chocolate chip cookies are my all-time favorite.

    P.S. I am already a follower:)!

  43. 143
    Janette says:

    My favorite is gingerbread or ginger molasses. I say both only because I’ve yet to try recipes that make them different from each other. I love the molasses taste.

  44. 144
    Erin says:

    Definitely has to be the chocolate chip with mint chips! I found a recipe this winter and couldn’t stop eating them!

  45. 145
    Tara says:

    I must be kind of boring, but you can never go wrong with a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie.

  46. 146
    Leisha says:

    Ours is a family favorite we call them Stella cookies- they are like cowboy cookies

  47. 147
    Tara says:

    I am a foodie friend!

  48. 148
    Tiffany says:

    My favorite cookie is one I’ve never quite been able to re-create. My mom and I used to get them at a little shop in our local mall – they were huge chocolate cookies with a marshmallow layer and then chocolate frosting.

  49. 149
    Christy M says:

    I love the good old classic chocolate chip.

  50. 150
    Katy L. says:

    As plain and simple and boring as it sounds, I will always go for a chocolate chip cookie.

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