Can you bake a mean cookie?

The Bulletin’s Food & Fashion section is hosting a cookie contest in search of the best recipe in Central Oregon. The winners will be determined by a panel of distinguished judges.

Those interested in entering the competition must register by noon Dec. 1 in one or more of the following categories:

• Holiday

• Bar

• Traditional (including snickerdoodle, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and other cookies that people are familiar with)

• Nontraditional/wacky (for cookies with unusual ingredients or preparations)

To register, email the following information to name, type of cookie, recipe and contact information. Individuals can enter up to three types of cookies.

Those entering the competition must bring a dozen cookies, covered, on a disposable plate to The Bulletin for judging. Cookie submissions will be accepted from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 7 or from 8-10 a.m. Dec. 8.

Winners placing first through fourth will win $25. The best in cookie contest winner will receive an additional $50 cash prize.

All of the winning recipes will be published, alongside photos of the cookies, in the Food & Fashion section Dec. 20.

Questions? Contact Jody Lawrence-Turner at 541-383-0308 or .