I love to bake. Love to mix sugar and butter, flour, eggs, vanilla and chocolate and come up with different yummy goodies. I've always enjoyed being in the kitchen, but the diagnosis that one of my kids received several years ago of extensive food allergies meant that I really needed to step up my game. Happily, it was a win-win for everyone involved - we all get yummy cookies out of it and I can feel confident knowing that my son can eat all the treats he wants safely.
Well, maybe not ALL the treats he wants.
Food Lion is launching a Holiday Bake Off recipe contest on their Facebook page. You can enter the contest by sharing a recipe in any of the four categories: appetizer, entree, side dish, or dessert. You could be one of twelve grand prize winners who will receive a $500 Food Lion gift card.
To kick off the contest, I was asked to bake and share a holiday recipe with you - so not a hardship for me! I chose White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread - not my own recipe, but one that is easy AND impressive. I first saw this recipe last year on Pinterest and saved it to make it for Christmas - and then forgot all about it in the flurry of holiday baking. This year, I'm determined to remember the recipe - and so, now that I'm invited to a Christmas Recipe exchange (it's just a wee bit ahead of schedule) I thought today would be a great day to create them.
Baking is a big holiday tradition for me. I typically create a dozen or more varieties of cookies, several breads, butter spreads, hot cocoa truffle balls, peppermint marshmallows, candy of all types - the list goes on and on. I feel most at home in the kitchen, most like me when I'm blending and sifting. It's the way I show my love to my family.
With a cookie like this, it's not hard.
The Food Lion Facebook contest will end 11/28, so hurry to enter!
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