The holidays are a great time for sharing, and the perfect occasion for an annual cookie swap! While we can't sample all of the great cookies you make, we still want to see what you're baking up this season.

Share your favorite cookie recipes and decorating techniques for your chance to win some great prizes. We'll be giving away 2 iPad Minis: one for the top recipe, and one for best decoration. Eight runner-up winners will receive our Food Editor's favorite set of mixing bowls, perfect for tackling any challenge.

So preheat your oven, don your most festive apron, and show us what you've got. We're looking for great photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and a sprinkle of originality to set your project apart. We can't wait to see what you make!

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 14, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Cookie Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

10 PRIZES

Grand Prize: Best Cookie Recipe

One Grand Prize Best Cookie Recipe winner will receive an iPad mini with Wi-Fi 16GB - White & Silver plus an Instructables prize pack with an Instructables robot apron.

Grand Prize: Best Cookie Decoration

One Grand Prize Best Cookie Decoration winner will receive an iPad mini with Wi-Fi 16GB - White & Silver plus an Instructables prize pack with an Instructables robot apron.

Runner Up Prize

Eight Runner Up Prize winners will receive a Duralex Lys Stackable 10-Piece Bowl Set plus an Instructables prize pack with an Instructables robot apron.
HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 10, 2012 and Jan 14, 2013 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Cookie Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.