Holly’s Cooking Challenge

Holly's Cooking Challenge

Welcome to Holly’s Cooking Challenge! Here I will be sharing one of my favorite recipes that we can create together every month. Throughout the month, as you cook the featured recipe, snap a picture, and email it in for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! 

Let’s get cooking!

Stack of Ginger Snaps with one that has a bite taken out

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.
3 images including an ipad with a recipe in it, polaroid photos of lasagna, and an email symbol on an envelope
  1. Make this month’s Cooking Challenge recipe (or one of the alternate recipes). Feel free to get creative and add your own spin to the recipe!
  2. Snap a photo of your creation.
  3. Email photos to [email protected] by the last day of the month at 11:59 PM PST for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Have Fun!

If you’re looking for new ways to create in the kitchen, my Cooking Challenge is just what you need. The challenge is designed to inspire you in the kitchen and encourage you to try new things. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add your own twist to the recipes.

And don’t worry about making it look perfect – just take a quick picture with your phone so we can see your delicious creations. So let’s get cooking!

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Challenge FAQ

What is Holly’s Cooking Challenge?

Holly’s Cooking Challenge is a fun way to try new recipes and a way for us to all share our love for cooking! On the first of every month, a new post will be published announcing the challenge recipe for the month. Make the recipe, snap a picture, and email it in for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. I can’t wait to see your creations!

How do I see the new challenge of the month?

Sign up for Spend with Pennies’ emails and watch for the email on the first of every month.

How do I enter?

By emailing [email protected], you are automatically entered into the draw. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the Cooking Challenge recipe of the month! Make sure to do this before 11:59 PM PST on the last day of the month!

Do I have to make the recipe exactly to be able to enter?

Nope! Any variation of the recipe will count as an entry. You can also make a variation of the alternate recipes to enter.

What is the prize?

The randomly selected winner of the month will receive a $100 Amazon gift card!

How do I know if I’ve won?

You will be emailed if you are the monthly winner.

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