Wednesday, December 1, 2010

E: Tate’s Bake Shop Giveaway

Happy December 1st!! Earlier this week, I showed you the chocolate chip cookies I made from the Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook:

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Well not only did the nice people at Tate’s Bake Shop send us their cookbook, they also sent us an awesome sampler pack of their cookies including oatmeal raisin, white chocolate macadamia nut, and chocolate chip(disclaimer: we received the cookies and cookbook for free):

Tate's Bake Shop Gift Pack Assorted image

Mandi and I were super excited to dive into the cookies. We each sampled all of the goods with the help of our hungry husbands:

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First up, Oatmeal Raisin:

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Erica: The oatmeal gives the cookie great texture, but it still packs a nice crunch. 

Josh: These are good in milk, but I’m not a big raisin fan.

Next, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut:

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Erica: I don’t typically like nuts in cookies, but these were pretty tasty. I always think of macadamia nut filled treats as heavy, but these cookies tasted sweet but light.  This was my favorite of the bunch!

Josh: These are good in milk

Last up, Chocolate Chip:

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Erica: I was AMAZED how closely these tasted to the batch I baked up earlier in the week (just a lot more crispy). Always a classic!

Josh: These are my favorite. They’re good in milk

And Mandi & Bryan’s take on the cookies: “We loved these little guys! We are usually more of the chewy, soft cookie type, but Bryan decided to dig into his cookies with a glass of milk and he said that made them even better. We both agreed that they'd also be good with a cup of tea or coffee. They are definitely buttery, crispy, thin cookies, meant to be paired with a cozy beverage. Our favorite was the oatmeal raisin =) And, can we please talk about how incredible the chocolate chunk cookies Erica made from the cookbook are? Um, yea. Go get these cookies!!”

Thank you so much Tate’s Bake Shop! Your cookies are awesome! Again, I think either the cookbook or some of their delicious treats would make a great gift for the holidays.

Now for the giveaway!! Want to win your own Tate’s Bake Shop sampler pack??? There are a couple ways to enter(you MUST leave a separate comment for each entry):

  • Leave a comment telling us about your favorite holiday cookie and (if possible) leave a link to the recipe
  • Become a fan of Tate’s on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know

Few giveaway rules:

  • You DO NOT need to have a blog to enter
  • Giveaway is open only to readers in the United States
  • Giveaway will be open until Sunday, December 5 at noon. The winner will be randomly selected

But guess what? Even if you don’t win, you can get 15% off any order on tatesbakeshop.com through December 31st!!  All you have to do is enter the discount code “cookie” at checkout!

56 comments:

Lauren said...

My favorite holiday cookie is definitely my mom's Butter Dreams. I have no idea about the recipe though because apparently it is top secret! :)

PS- I got the Jessica Sienfield cookbook in the mail yesterday. Thanks darling! I love it! ;)

Keelie Sheridan said...

Snickerdoodles are my favorite holiday cookie!

http://www.eatmedelicious.com/2007/09/snickerdoodles.html

Keelie Sheridan said...

And I'm now a Tate's Bake Shop fan on Facebook! :)

TiffersRunsTX said...

Oh I can't beat oatmeal chocolate chip! I absolutely loved your review on this book.

Heather said...

My favorite holiday cookie is my mom's peanut butter with hershey kisses. They're so simple, but so divine!!!

TiffersRunsTX said...

Became a fan on Facebook! :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Ooo what a tasty giveaway!!! :-) My favorite cookies are anise spritz cookies, but any cookie will do haha!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I became a fan on FB!

fitchocoholic said...

Yummy!!!!!!! I actually can't decide which cookie are my favorite: peanut butter, chocolate chip, or oatmeal raisin!!!! Hahahaha!
I'll probably have to go with chocolate chip, because my mom's recipe is AMAAAAZING!!!!!!!! Basically she uses the Toll house recipe, but swaps out the quatities for white and brown sugar, so the cookies have a more unique flavor.

fitchocoholic said...

I am now a fan on facebook, too!!!!

misadventuresofj said...

I became a fan on facebook. Those chocolate chip looks just like how many grandmother used to make.

For a holiday cookie -- I don't think anything can beat a nice homemade sugar cookie. It's like being a little kid again in every bite.

Holly said...

I love Josh's comments! So he likes milk with his cookies, huh? :-)

What a fun giveaway! Hmmm....when I think of my favorite Christmas cookie, I always go back to my grandma's sugar cookies (with icing)!

http://thebalancebroad.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/baking-with-aunt-h/

KatiePerk said...

I am a ginger snap kind of girl!
http://www.squidoo.com/BestGingerSnaps

Yummy!

KatiePerk said...

I am a fan of Tate's Bake Shop!!

balancedhealthylife.com said...

I love ginger snap cookies, or any giner cookie for that matter! I liked all your and Josh's comments!

Tiff said...

My favorite holiday cookies are my mom's pumpkin chocolate chip. I don't have the recipe but they are so good.

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

I love my super cinnamony snickerdoodle cookies (www.healthywithheather.com/2010/10/12/smacked-with-cinnamon-snickerdoodle-cookies/). That sampler pack sounds delish!

Elizabeth said...

These look amazing! But my favorite holiday cookie is the PERFECT molasses spice cookie from Chris Kimball and America's Family Test Kitchen. It must be the only recipe that I never tweak, because it is so perfect!

Faith said...

Thanks for sharing your reviews with us! The White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies sound incredible!

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, all of these cookies look awesome!! I'm so torn on my fave holiday cookie. I LOVE sugar cookies, molasses cookies, and anything involving peppermint. Basically everything! :) Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Sues

Julie said...

ahhhhh!!!! awesome giveaway!! my sister would be insanely thrilled if i won this haha

my favorite holiday cookies are fooooor sure italian rainbow cookies! i can't wait to eat them :) we get them from this fabulous place near me called mr. cookie (haha original i know) but they're epic.

i'm coming to your next tasting party!

Julie said...

i liked them on facebookkkkk

webmailaddress2 said...

All holiday cookies are winners to me!

amanda said...

Oh YUM! My favorite holiday cookie is probably... well, I don't even know. I love them all! I have a bookmark folder with 40 "to make" recipes already in it for this Christmas. I do love raspberry shortbread bars. Here's the recipe I use-- http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/12/austrian-raspberry-shortbread/

amanda said...

And I liked Tates on Facebook!

Barefoot Belle said...

My favorite holiday cookies have to be gingerbread men--my mom's recipe that yields chewy goodness! I cannot wait to make them this year!

Barefoot Belle said...

I'm a fan of Tate's on facebook!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Fun giveaway! My favorite cookies are my grandmother's italian Strufoli...sadly no one makes them quite like she did.

teresa said...

they look so delicious! great giveaway! i'm a huge fan of pb blossoms, love them!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

Gingersnaps! I'm making some this weekend :)

kayla said...

i enjoy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and ginger cookies during the holiday season!

kayla said...

i'm a facebook fan!

oliepants said...

My favorite are the Russian Tea cakes/Mexican wedding cookies!! So light and crisp!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

My favorite cookie changes from year to year! I made a really good gingerbread cookie from Ina and I am currently really digging that one!

I actually saw some tates bakeshop cookies at my grocery store the other day! :) the cookbook looks awesome!!

Cookie Sorkin said...

ok sweetie... so I left a comment on Tate's site and want Jeremy to enter your contest although we all know Josh's brother the med student has no life. But we also know he is the original cookie monster! You're the best! Love you! MIL

Ashley @ the fit academic said...

Looks amazing! White chocolate macadamia nut are my all time FAVE cookies!!!!! (and they are, indeed, good in milk ; ) )

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

My Nanny's butter cookies are my all time favorite! Not only because they are delicious, but also because they remind me of her and of Christmases spent at her house when she was still around :)

I made them for the first time last year: http://cookinfanatic.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/nostalgia/

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Snickerdoodles have always been my favorite cookie. YUM! I love them anytime. For the holidays, I sprinkle a little red and green sugar on top!

squigglefloey said...

Fave holiday cookies are definitely my mom's gingerbread girls and boys with raisins as buttons! :D

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

fave holiday cookies, we'll go with vegan creme de menthe bars
http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2009/11/vegan-creme-de-menthe-bars-no.html

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

fb liked them

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

We lived right around the corner from Tate's up until our recent move in July! Their baked goods are fabulous! As for Christmas cookies, I love the simple little butter cookies.

ashley nicole said...

hey beautiful ladies! my favorite holiday cookie is the red velvet chocolate chip variety because if just looks like Christmas, is southern (red velvet) and really easy but SOOOO yummy!

here's the Semi-homemade recipe:
1 box Red Velvet cake mix

2 eggs (or flax eggs)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

In an electric mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips. Roll into balls and bake at 350 for 8 minutes.

Makes about 24 cookies.

Link: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2009/12/14/red-velvet-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Nutmeg Nanny said...

My favorite treat is buckeyes...yum! Peanut butter fudge like balls dipped in chocolate.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I'm like Tate's on Facebook.

Krista said...

"Tastes good in milk"....Josh is SO funny! LOL

**don't enter me....I'm not in the US....

Topher said...

Mine are snickerdoodles too.

Chris

zekks yahoo dot com

Natalie said...

I would love to win this! My favorite (new) cookie will be posted soon (I'm making tonight) but here are a few faves from last Christmas:
http://www.thesweetslife.com/2009/12/sugar-cookie-bites.html
http://www.thesweetslife.com/2009/12/smores-bark.html
http://www.thesweetslife.com/2009/12/candy-cane-cookies.html

Lindsay said...

I have so many favorite Christmas cookies. If I had to choose, I suppose I'd narrow it down to your basic gingerbread cookie. I enjoy them in the classic gingerbread man shape or in a big ole gingersnap blob of goodness

the actor's diet said...

i am a sucker of gingerbread men, but i wish they were chewier like ginger molasses cookies

Simply Life said...

Oooh great giveaway - my favorite holiday cookie is sugar cookies with green and red sprinkles :)

Dynamics said...

I love snickerdoodles, wait, that is not a Xmas cookie. I love making spritz cookies. Not the healthiest cookie, but yummy.

Dynamics said...

Amanda...What a fantastic idea!!!!

learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood said...

I think that I would have to say that my favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe is my mom's recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. The Recipe is a Secret and She hasnt written it down or told me it yet and I am 20 yrs old.

learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood said...

I "liked" Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook!!

Anonymous said...

actually, my mom used to make those candy cane cookies you just made. they were definitely the kind i looked forward to most every year and, seeing them here, i have a sudden urge to make them myself.