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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Back with a Cookie Giveaway!!!

Oh my goodness, it has been a very long time since I posted! We have been super busy with my sister's wedding, her and her new husband moving back to St. Louis, among other things. I have SO many posts that I need to get out - including the Dessert Table from my sister's Bridal Shower!!! To make up my slacking around here, I'm hosting a giveaway!

First, some background: Several months ago I was contacted by a representative from Archway Cookies asking if I would be interested in receiving a complimentary package of assorted cookies. Bob immediately jumped at the chance, as he has fond memories of Archway's Molasses cookies. Personally, I don't think I'd ever had Archway cookies before, but free cookies? Why not!

The package arrived with 3 containers of cookies - Triple Chocolate (ok seriously my favorite cookie flavor ever!), Shortbread, and Peanut Butter:

Now, given my experience with packaged cookies, I was expecting them to be good but nothing special. I first ripped open the Triple Chocolate package and was surprised to find that they are big, soft, bakery-style cookies! They were very good! Next, I tried the shortbread. I like shortbread, but it's definitely not my top pick in a cookie. Well, let me tell you, these shortbread cookies are phenomenal! They have such a good flavor, I was really impressed. Because of my nut allergy, I didn't try the Peanut Butter cookies, but Bob happily finished those on his own - he loved them. When I wrote the representative back, I told her my thoughts. She actually said that they have been receiving really positive feedback on the shortbread - I'm glad it's not just me!

Now for this giveaway, 5 - yes 5! - lucky people will win a similar package full of Archway cookies! Eat them by themselves, or come up with some fun recipes with them! I'm thinking crushed shortbread cookies would make an awesome crust! Or how about putting some homemade French vanilla ice cream (or even cinnamon!) between two of the Triple Chocolate cookies to make an ice cream sandwich? Mmmm

I also want to mention that Archway is partnering with First Book from June 1 until July 15 and donating a portion of the proceeds to this organization in order to purchase 10,000 new books for children of low-income families. What a great cause! And lastly, you can also nominate someone to receive a "Goodness Package" full of cookies and a glass platter and pitcher here!

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment telling me what your favorite cookie is! Announce this giveaway on your blog or on Facebook? Just leave me a separate comment for each and you'll get another entry! Contest ends Tuesday, June 14 at 6pm CST. I apologize in advance, but only residents of the continental U.S. are eligible due to shipping restrictions.

Good Luck!!!! :)

17 comments:

  1. My favorite cookies are Chocolate Chip. Soft, crispy, with nuts, without nuts... any way. Yum!

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  2. I love oatmeal whole wheat white chocolate cranberry cookies. They are SO delicious!

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  3. Probably snickerdoodles. Thanks.

    Chris M.

    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  4. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite with snickerdoodles a close second!

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  5. I have your blog linked to mine!

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  6. I love Biscochitos, which are cookies made with anise seed, very popular in New Mexico. Yummy!
    Thanks!
    Julie

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  7. I love homemade chocolate chip cookies without the chips and with the chips....I need to have both!

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  8. Mmm... I love regular ol' soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies! There is just nothing better! Thanks for the giveaway and I'm so glad you're back - I've missed your posts! :)

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  9. Favorite cookie...hmmmmm...chocolate chunk!
    Welcome back..we have missed you!
    Oh and if you previously subscribed to my blog via an RSS feed. My feed address has changed. So if you have not been getting my current updates, you might want to re-subscribe.

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  10. Melissa Chaffee6/9/11, 6:31 PM

    Ooooohhhh ... it's hard to decide! A good chocolate chip has never let me down but my husband's restaurant makes these delicious chocolate chip peanut butter cup cookies!

    Welcome back! =)

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  11. Hmm so many options. I'd also have to go with the traditional chocolate chip, although variations with peanut putter and oats are also delicious. Otherwise I'd say my dad's spritz cookies and the butter cookies you introduced me to in college that your mom would send would also be on the top of the list!

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  12. Definitely sugar cookies with a bit of icing and sprinkles! I would love to try the shortbread, they sound right up my alley! Glad you're back :)

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  13. Christine Y.6/13/11, 9:11 PM

    Snickerdoodles! :)

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  14. I love a good M&M cookie or a great sugar cookie! YUM!

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  15. My favorite cookie is Pecan Butter Balls!
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  16. I like White Chocolate Macadamia nut cookies
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  17. Comment for reader Kacey H. who submitted via email before deadline: "my husbands triple chocolate chunkies are the best"

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