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The holidays are a time for feasting on loads of delicious foods and then following it up with some sugary treats. Desserts also make greats gift for friends and neighbors on your list, as well as fantastic decorations and stocking stuffers. Most families have at least one cherished recipe to make every year.

What's your ideal treat to finish a decadent holiday meal? Whether you've made it for Thanksgiving dinner, or are already prepping for December, now's the perfect time to share your favorites. Sugar cookies, great cakes, trifles, Yule logs, brownies, hard candies... we want to see them all!

If you have the best dessert around, then share it in the Holiday Treats Contest. We're going to be giving away laser-engraved rolling pins and t-shirts to the first prize winners and t-shirts to the runners-up. Also, many of the prizes will be determined by user vote so cook to impress!

So get cooking and baking and make something tasty!


Prizes

First Prize
Laser-engraved rolling pin, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, and a patch and stickers. One winner determined by user votes. Two winners will be judges' choice.

Runner Up
A T-shirt featuring the Instructables Robot and an Instructables patch and stickers.

Open to enter: Nov. 11, 2008 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: Dec. 8, 2008 11:59 PM PST

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2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

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8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

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Would a cake be acceptable? Not a cup-cake, but a big, round cake-cake.<br/><br/><sub>ooh, i know! holiday Pancakes&reg;...</sub><br/>
That rolling pin sounds hard to clean :D
It's mostly surface-etch, not deep enough to be a cleaning problem.
The etching will only be on the ends.
Ah, that makes sense.
Somehow, I think most will end up on display.
Well to me its a treat, because my dad lets me make it only around the holidays, is Green Bean Casserole allowed?
Let's see... "and for dessert, green bean casserole!" No, doesn't work.
is it possible for a member to make a contest? For, thanksgiving?
hey, would panCAKES count as a treat? 'cause i have a recipe for some that are a treat, i just don't know if it would qualify.
Tempting. I have a treat in mind that I want to make anyway. I just need to take pictures of the process.
same here
Oooh, I have a pie in mind already, and we might be making one for Thanksgiving... My own laser-engraved rolling pin might actually inspire me to roll out pie crusts, instead of going the lazy route and buying them.
Yay! Here we go!
Ooh, not bad timing for moi, I've got something planned already, let it be known that my dinners on Xmas last for two hours of eating so few make it to the great treats...

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