Meet Our Cookie Swap Finalists

Meet Our Cookie Swap Finalists

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After weeks of anticipation and hundreds of holiday cookie recipes it’s time to reveal the five finalists in The Chew’s holiday cookie swap.  Find out a bit more about each of them and their delicious cookie recipes.

Catherine Wilkinson

Catherine comes from Dewey, Arizona and she can do it all!  She’s a mother, a business owner and an excellent baker.  She developed this recipe for salt and pepper, butterscotch and pine nut cookies when she was craving a cookie with a bit more of a salty kick.  Now they are the most requested item she makes.  Check out her recipe and see why.

Santa’s Salt and Pepper Butterscotch-Pine Nut Cookies

Jenna Andrews

Jenna is a math teacher from Canton, Michigan who knows a thing or two about baking.  For the holiday cookie swap she prepared a batch of orange cookies that her aunt Ruth used to make every year for Christmas.  Now that her beloved aunt has passed away she carries on the tradition.  Check out the recipe.

Aunt Ruth’s Orange Cookies


Bridget Besoner

Bridget’s student in Orlando, Florida and a self-admitted health freak, but she still loves cookies.  For this delicious ginger-filled morsel she mixed all her favorite ingredients together including whole wheat flour, ginger and coconut oil.  This cookie is nutritious and delicious.  Check it out.

Bridget Besoner’s Crystallized Ginger, Spice and White Chocolate Chip Cookies


Judy Landman

Judy is a craft, stay at home mom from New York and this is her first time entering a contest.  These chocolate chip meringue cookies are family recipe that she grew up eating.  Over the years she has adapted the recipe to make it her own but it’s still family favorite.  Give her cookie recipe a try today.

Judy Landman’s Meringues

Abby Freethy

As the owner of a gourmet food store in Maine, Abby has learned a few things about food especially cookies.  This raspberry chocolate gem is her take on an Oreo, but instead of using a cream filling she use chocolate ganache and raspberry jam.  Yum.

Abby Freethy’s Chocolate Raspberry Sparkles

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