Thursday April 24th 2014

Presenting the finalists in MaineToday’s Holiday Cookie Contest

By: Susan Axelrod

Choosing the six finalists in our first-annual Holiday Cookie Contest was far from a slam-dunk. We had nearly 50 entries, with different, delicious-sounding cookie recipes and compelling stories.

But after much thoughtful discussion (and salivating over cookie photos), six finalists rose to the top of the list.

Vote for your favorite!

Without further ado … drum roll please … they are:

Cookie by Alexandra Daley-Clark

Alexandra Daley-Clark, Lyman — Kransekake Sticks Dipped in Chocolate

Cookie by Donna Speirs

Donna Speirs, Kennebunk — Auntie Anna’s Sugar Cookies with Orange Frosting

Cookie by Carol Marshburn

Carol Marshburn, Gorham — Lebkuchen

Cookie by Karen Watterson

Karen Watterson, Yarmouth — Maine Macaroon Mountains

Cookie by Jessie Grearson

Jessie Grearson, Falmouth — White Christmas Cherry-Pistachio Florentines

Cookie by Valerie Stone

Valerie Stone, Falmouth — Christmas Stars

Vote for your favorite!