Monday, December 12, 2011

Are you a good cookie? Would you like a spatula?

I've been a big fan of OXO products ever since I bought my very first OXO vegetable peeler. I know it's a little thing, but I peel a lot of vegetables, so having a decent peeler is important.

I grew up using metal peelers with the hollow metal handles. Some of them are fine for peeling (while some are notoriously not-sharp), but holding them for a long time can be a pain in the  ... hand.

When I found the OXO peeler with the comfy black handle, I fell in love with that thing. And ever since then, I've been been fond of OXO products.

It seems like everything they make is engineered to solve some problem with the classic designs - like that thick handle on the vegetable peeler that's so much easier to hold. They don't go for looks over function, and I like that. I use my kitchen tools, I don't display them like museum pieces. It's fine if they're also attractive, but that's not my main concern.

So when I found out that OXO had a blogger outreach program I signed up. I like gadgets. I get giddy about things like vegetable peelers, remember?

So the first thing they sent me was this spatula. It's a handy little thing, with a thin, firm metal spatula covered with soft silicone. This won't damage your bakeware, and the flexible front end bends to get under cookies when you're working at at awkward angle. Spatulas have been around forever, but this one is certainly a better design than some I've seen.

As much as I like my new little cookie spatula, it's not just about me. I've got something for you, too. Read on for details. (But first, a little bit about fundraising.)

OXO is currently raising funds for pediatric cancer awareness through the sale of a limited edition cookie spatula. Fifty percent of profits from the spatula will go towards that goal. You can buy your own spatula at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, or find a local retailer in your area.

While you're looking for that local retailer, check out the rest of the OXO site. You can send virtual cookies to help spread the word  about hosting a bake sale or some other fundraising event for Cookies for Kids' Cancer. Through Dec. 31, OXO will match all proceeds from registered bake sales, up to $100,000.

The Contest

To win a spatula for yourself, just leave a comment here telling me what your favorite cookie is. It can be a store-bought cookie, or one you make. Just tell me which cookie you like to eat.

Bonus entries - you can do any of these in any order, for up to three extra entries - four total per person.

For a second entry, tweet a link to this contest, then come back here and let me know that you tweeted.

For a third entry, go check out one of my cookie recipes below, leave a new comment there, then come back here and tell me which cookie you commented on. And yes, I'll check to make sure you left a comment.

For a fourth entry, stumble one of my cookie posts below, or pin one of the photos on Pinterest. Come back here and tell me that you've done so.

Peanut Butter Cookies
Vanilla Cookies
Mystery Munch Cookies
Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
Secret Cookies
Spice Cookies
Dark Chocolate Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Contest is open to US residents only. Contest starts when this post goes up and ends on December 17 at noon, Mountain time. Winner will be chosen randomly and will have 48 hours to respond to my notification about winning, or I'll choose another winner.

Good Luck!

Quick note here: My comment system seems to have glitched, and there are some earlier comments that vanished ... I still have them, I can see them, but they're not visible on the blog. They WILL be counted for the contest, so if you are one of the folks whose comments disappeared, don't worry, I've got ya. 

And the winner is ... Christopher Sorrel! Congrats and happy cookie-making!

25 comments:

Deb Harris said...

My favorite cookies are Mexican wedding cakes. I make them every Christmas & many other times during year

Deb Harris said...

I commented on one of your yummy sounding cookies

Chrissy said...

My favorite is peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

Chrissy said...

I tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/_chrissyb_/status/146420869026152448

cooks-books-recipes said...

Just stumbled your Peanut Butter Cookies. Because I LOVE peanut butter...

cooks-books-recipes said...

And my favorite cookies of all time are chocolate chip. I'm old-fashioned.

Chrissy said...

I left a comment on the Mystery Munch cookies. They sounds so good.

Chrissy said...

I just pin the Almond Chocolate Chip cookies! I love me some almonds and chocolate! http://pinterest.com/pin/755236224/

Hanaâ said...

My fav cookie is the Triple Choc Cookie from America's Test Kitchen.

Hanaâ said...

I left a comment on your Spice Cookie blog post.

Hanaâ said...

I just tweeted about your giveaway (and included your Twitter handle - @dbcurrie).

Miriam T. said...

My favorite cookie is hands down home made chocolate chip using the Nestle Tollhouse recipe. (Although the frozen Wholly Wholesome cookies come in a close second.)

Leaper said...

Molasses cookies. I love them so, so much. Soft and chewy and rich and mmm....

Runner-up is the family recipe for Calumet cookies (a kind of sugar cookie flavoured with lemon extract and nutmeg).

Jen Blacker said...

Dark chocolate chip cookies. I'm so bad I eat them right off the baking sheet. Burn my mouth every time but I can't help myself. So delicious!

Kirsten@My German Kitchen...in the Rockies said...

My favorite is "Heidesand". A German shortbread cookie made with browned butter.

Holly said...

I don't know if I would be able to choose if I was pressed for it. So I will give you two of my favorite Christmas cookies. They are spritz cookies and lemon snowballs. So good I might just have to go have some :)

Holly said...

I tweeted about the contest right here: http://twitter.com/#!/htebelman/status/146647567336353792

Holly said...

I just looked at the vanilla cookie recipe you posted. I saw the email and wanted to try them. Then just now I read the whole article and really want to try them especially since they use cooked egg yolks. And you described them so well makes me want to stop studying for finals and go make some cookies

SeattleDee said...

I LOVE rugelach... and about a dozen other varieties.

98641c9a-25e4-11e1-af4e-000bcdcb2996 said...

I love my mom's no bake cookies most. I can make them but not as good as mom.

98641c9a-25e4-11e1-af4e-000bcdcb2996 said...

I retweeted @mkay65

christopher sorel said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/cjsorel/status/146971076226859008 @cjsorel

christopher sorel said...

I love thumbprints

christopher sorel said...

okay the dark chocolate cookies look great and making some of them

Jessica said...

I just commented on your dark chocolate cookies - they're neck in neck with David Lebovitz's chocolate chip cookies.

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