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 jlawrence-turner@bendbulletin.com: 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 jlawrence-turner@bendbulletin.com.

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