Alicia Andry has always loved baking.
The 86-year-old was reacting to the news that she had won the Chicago Tribunes annual Holiday Cookie Contest with her entry, moms.Her cooking contest In a Box series includes kits for chili, pie, and voice final four contestants Christmas cookies.Drop onto ungreased pan.Fran Ann Swierczewski's cookie mixes puffed rice cereal into a buttery base.I dont know what was going on last year, but it just seemed like we had all this time to make a really fancy cookie, she added.My mom was the biggest vote-getter, probably.She lives in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts with her husband, teenage daughter, and dog named Goose.3 In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and chocolate chips.Stir in white chocolate chips.You know the people at the jelly bean factory who make all the different flavors?
Baking is in my blood.
(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune; Mark Graham / food styling) Third place: Serena Daley and Maggie Dring Melty smores meet chewy Rice Krispies Treats in this nostalgic cookie.Sift the flour, hot chocolate mix, cocoa powder and salt together in a bowl.I have nine godchildren, and six of my godkids were there, with eight kids total.(They will also receive cash prizes and the Chicago Tribunes Holiday Cookies cookbook.).Stir in brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.When I still lived chimney sweeps bury st edmunds suffolk at home, I remember my mother making 17 or 18 different kinds of Christmas cookies, she said.I think theyre the same, she said.