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December Baking Challenge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
December 1st, 2018

Announcing the official recipe for the December Baking Challenge! All of the details and rules for how to participate in the challenge for a chance to win the PRIZE are detailed below.

Today I’m announcing the recipe for the December Baking Challenge.

It was like getting to celebrate dozens of Thanksgiving dinners seeing all of your Caramel Apple Streusel Pies from November! The fact that so many of you used the recipe in your Thanksgiving menus made me feel so happy and honored.

Stay tuned for a recap post on that challenge soon, where I’ll also be announcing the winners.

This next challenge recipe is one of my favorites to make for Christmas.

The December recipe is…


This easy recipe makes soft gingerbread men cookies that hold their shape. You can make them ahead of time and freeze the baked cookies.

I’ve also included a simple cookie icing recipe and tips for icing cookies quickly and easily. You can even get little ones involved!

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

(Read completely!)

Step 1: Make a batch of Gingerbread Cookies.

Step 2: Take a photo of your cookies and share it before December 31st 11:59pm MST.

Here’s how to share your photo:

Click here to access the challenge landing page. This is where you can get all the latest details, enter the challenge, and see other entries.

Click the button that says “SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY” – this will pop up a little widget where you can submit your photo:

  • You can select your entry photo from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, OR upload directly from your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

You MUST submit your photo using the entry widget. If you simply upload to social media without directly submitting your photo through this widget, your entry will *not* be counted.

There’s also a few optional bonus entries to increase your chances of winning!


Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of TWO $100 digital gift card. That’s two winners this month.

The winners will be selected randomly; so don’t worry about taking a perfect picture. Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! I will email the winners. Winners must reply within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Anyone who shops at Amazon across the world is eligible for the prize. I will purchase the gift card through your country’s Amazon webpage.

Official rules are listed in the entry widget.

So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? I can’t wait to see your cookies 🙂

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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