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The Oregon Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut Cookie Is Here!

I did it! 

I forced myself beyond my comfort level and entered the State Cookie Contest sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens.  I figured, since I was asked, I need to at least try.  Here are a few pics of the creative process:

Here are the main components:  Moonstruck Chocolate, Hazelnuts from Duyck's Peachy-Pig Farm in Cornelius, OR (picked up at the St. John's Farmer's Market), Farm Fresh Eggs (from St. John's Farmer's Market as well) and a brand new Better Homes and Gardens Baking Sheet.




Lily is busy mixing the wet ingredients








Katie and Lily mix the flour, et al, with the butter, etc.











Katie cuts the Moonstruck chocolate bars into chunks.  (And yes, some chocolate pieces went "missing")











Time for the placement on the baking sheet








Around 8 minutes later they come out beautifully brown and slid right off the pan







We couldn't wait to try them!












The Oregon Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut Cookie.  (Portland, OR is the City of Roses, hence the floral accent ;-> ) We hope this is a winner! 

I've never done anything like this.  Me?  Cookie contest?!  My girls and I had so much fun.  I'm glad I got over my nerves and took part in this contest.  (crossing fingers!)












Voting begins June 30th and ends July 27th!
Better Homes and Gardens State Cookie Contest

http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/123004?ogn=facebook&order=recency

If you choose to vote for the Oregon Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut Cookie I would be most appreciative.  And if you spread the word to your friends I just may have to bake you a batch!

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