Friday, December 3, 2010

McCormick Cookie Swap Giveaway & Recipe


(This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all of you who commented.)

McCormick, who make many of the spices and extracts that you find on your grocery store shelves, are getting into the holiday spirit with a virtual cookie swap. Simply "like" their Facebook page and then start baking. Share your recipes and photos and find inspiration in all of the cookie recipes posted by others. What better way to kick off the holiday baking season?

In addition to the cookie swap, McCormick is teaming up with baker and cookbook author, Lauren Chattman (see the giveaway information below to win her book and other great prizes). On Monday, December 6th at 8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CST, Chattman will be conducting live cookie demonstration. She will provide invaluable baking tips that will help you put out batch after batch of holiday cookies. Plus, she will choose one recipe from McCormick's Facebook fans to feature and demonstrate. That means one of you!

Be sure to check out the Double Chocolate Ginger & Hazelnut Cookies I made with McCormick spices.

Here's all you have to do:

1. Like the McCormick Spice Facebook page page and connect with a community of fellow flavor fanatics.

2. Swap recipes on the wall as part of the McCormick Virtual Cookie Swap. Share your cookie ideas, draw inspiration from others, post photos and try something new in the kitchen.

3. Watch the live Webcast hosted by Lauren Chattman on December 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST. She’ll offer her “trade” secrets for a successful swap, demonstrate tasty new recipes and highlight one lucky fan’s cookie from those posted to Facebook as part of the McCormick Virtual Cookie Swap.

Plus, McCormick has been kind enough to provide a special gift package for one of you.

The gift package includes:

* A special holiday selection of McCormick extracts and spices
* Martha Stewart collection holiday cookie cutters
* Crate & Barrel mini spatulas
* Red mixing bowl
* Cookie Swap! book by Lauren Chattman

For a chance to win the gift package:

Leave a comment, telling me about your favorite holiday cookie recipe.

For additional chances to win:

1) "Like" McCormick Spice on Facebook. Leave a comment here to let me know you did so.

2) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, using this message, "Enter to win a McCormick cookie swap gift package on @cookincanuck's site." Then, come back and leave a comment to let me know you did so.

3) "Like" Cookin' Canuck on Facebook. Leave a comment here to let me know you did so.

4) Subscribe to Cookin' Canuck's RSS feed or subscribe via email (left sidebar under Recipe Index). Leave a comment here to let me know you did so.

Please, no duplicate comments.

This giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18 and older
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail, so please be sure that you leave an email address.
You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The deadline for this giveaway is Friday, December 10th at 5pm PST.

Good luck and happy baking!

Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by McCormick spices. I am not being compensated for this review and believe in the quality of the McCormick products.
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