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Courier seeking recipes for holiday cookie contest

Calling all Prescott/Prescott Valley cookie bakers eager to conjure up their clever, creative holiday creations for The Daily Courier and Fry’s grocery stores’ eighth annual holiday cookie contest.

Since 2010, the Courier and Fry’s have partnered to solicit favorite holiday cookie recipes followed by a cookie tasting contest judged by a handful of Courier and Fry’s employees.

As in past years, the request is two-fold: we need our cookie bakers to submit their recipes to The Daily Courier no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 16. Recipes can be dropped off, or mailed, to the offices located at 8307 E. Highway 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 or bakers can send in their recipes online using this form.

Bakers can also email recipes to crecipe@prescottaz.com

All recipes received — one year there were 160 recipes submitted — will then be forwarded to the contestants’ choice of one of the three area Fry’s stores where the chef managers will select 14 finalists. Those finalists will all win one of the holiday cookie contest T-shirts with the Courier’s 2018 logo; a red spatula with the logo and a $10 Fry’s gift card.

All 14 finalists will then be contacted by Courier staff with instructions related to preparing their cookie recipe for the official contest to be held at the three participating stores on Nov. 10. The contest times will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Glassford Hill store in Prescott Valley; noon at the Willow Creek Road store and 2:30 p.m. at the Fair Street store.

A handful of judges from both The Daily Courier and Fry’s will then judge the cookies submitted in three categories: taste, appearance and originality.

From those taste-testings judges will select three finalists from each store.

All three winners from each store will be given an apron with the cookie contest logo, a certificate and a trophy from Raskin’s Jewelers for the first place winner. The contest winners will also be eligible for store gift cards: third place winners will receive a $40 gift card: second place will be a $70 gift card and first place winners will receive a $125 gift card.

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