Hello! And welcome to Holly’s Cooking Challenge.

This month I will be making Christmas Cookies and I hope you join me!

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Cooking Challenge

December 2023 Cooking Challenge

Ginger Snap Cookies

I love Christmas, and the assortment of sweets is definitely part of it.

Ginger snap cookies are soft, chewy, and perfectly spiced with warm winter spices! Get started on your Christmas baking and make a double batch because these cookies are perfect to freeze.

Alternate Recipes: If Ginger Snaps aren’t your favorite, here are this month’s alternative recipes.

  • Gingerbread Cookies – Another great option to store in the freezer! These gingerbread cookies are soft and moist while still being firm enough to have fun decorating.
  • Sugar Cookies – A simple mixture of kitchen staples. They hold their shape, have perfect texture, and have a delicious buttery vanilla flavor! Cut them into fun shapes and decorate them with your favorite icing.

After you make your version of Ginger Snap Cookies (remember, any variation is fine!), send in a picture of your creation to cookingchallenge@spendwithpennies.com.

3 images including an ipad with a recipe in it, polaroid photos of lasagna, and an email symbol on an envelope
  1. Make the recipe of the month (or a variation of it!).
  2. Snap a photo of your creation.
  3. Email photos to cookingchallenge@spendwithpennies.com by the last day of the month at 11:59 PM PST for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

And don’t forget, for a bonus entry, leave a review on the recipe!

Share your recipe photos on social media and tag us at #HollysCookingChallenge
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Holly’s Cooking Challenge Details

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Last Month’s Challenge

Last month, we celebrated Thanksgiving and made our favorite Thanksgiving side dish casseroles. It was so great seeing all your creations and how you made them your own!

And drumroll for the winner of Holly’s November 2023 Cooking Challenge…

Roger G.

Novembers cooking challenge winner of a pan of stuffing

Thank you to everyone who entered.  It was so fun to be able to see all of your creations!


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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!
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