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How to enter our holiday cookie contest

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to start that holiday baking!

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe that your family can’t live without every year?

If so, please share the recipe with the Dayton Daily News during our annual cookie contest. Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place.

What: Dayton Daily News Annual Cookie Contest

When: Judging on Monday, Dec. 5

How to enter: It’s easy! Just bring one dozen of your favorite cookies to the Dayton Daily News lobby, 1611 S. Main St., Dayton 45409 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. Please enter the main doors that face Main Street. Drop off your cookies at the front desk. Judging will take place late afternoon.

What needs to be included with my entry? One dozen cookies, a copy of the recipe with exact ingredients and measurements and step-by-step directions on preparation and baking. Cookies with incomplete recipe details will be eliminated from the contest. You must also include: your name, hometown, daytime phone number and email address. Please send your cookies in a disposable sealed container that you do not need back.

What if I don’t want to share my recipe? We’re sorry but entries without recipes attached will not be eligible.

Eligibility criteria: Entrants must be age 18 or older, live in the Dayton Daily News circulation area and be home bakers. No professional bakers or chefs.

Prizes: The first-place winner will receive a $100 Kroger gift card. The second-place winner will receive a $50 Kroger gift card. The third-place winner will receive a $25 Kroger gift card.

When will the winners be notified? Only the top three prize winners will be notified in advance. Our favorite recipes will appear on our premium web site starting Dec. 8. Our top three winning recipes will appear in the Dayton Daily News print edition on Sunday, Dec. 11. A series of honorable mentions will be published to

Who should I contact with questions? Michelle Fong at or Ashley Bethard at

Happy baking!

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