Sugar & Spice Cookie Winner!

Last week I got an exciting phone call: I was one of the winners of the Baltimore Sun’s annual cookie recipe contest! They interviewed me and today the article is out. You can read it online here. The theme was sugar and spice, and I won in the “sugar” category for my Tangerine Dream Cookies which they described as “are soft, chewy, fragrant and delightfully different”.

It is pretty exciting because, well, the Baltimore Sun is pretty much the only paper in the whole state of Maryland and the cookie contest is an annual event with a three page spread of the recipes, pictures and the article. I know several people who make a point of making whatever cookies are the winners that year. It was also fun to think of one of my original recipes being recreated in a test kitchen and being analyzed for its nutritional content.

They also mentioned this blog, so if anyone is here because of that, welcome! I have lots of other recipes for you to try!


  1. I posted this below… but CONGRATS!

    I can’t wait to try these cookies!

    Rosemary Butter Cookie

  2. Congratulations!

  3. That’s terrific! Congratulations! I’m not surprised though, cuz you are awesome!

  4. Congrats on the article that’s WICKED cool!

  5. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations! That’s a great accomplishment and those cookies look fabulous.

  7. Right on!
    Sweet Mary

  8. How fun! Congratulations to you!

  9. Congratulations!!!! You really deserve it.

  10. whooo! congrats on the win!

  11. Congratulations!

  12. Awesome – congrats!!

  13. Congrats, that’s awesome – and I’m sure well-deserved!

  14. Oh exciting! Congratulations!

    Claire, Cooking is Medicine

  15. Thanks so much!

  16. That’s so exciting! Congrats!

    I’m going to have to make these cookies now.

  17. That’s quite an honor. Congratulations! The cookies sound delicious.

  18. Happy dancing for you! (It’s better you don’t actually see the happy dance though – just trust me on that!)

    Congrats to you Rachel, I love checking out your blog.

  19. Congrats…how exciting!

  20. Congrats Rachel. How exciting to win the cookie contest and be written about in the paper. WTG πŸ™‚