Have you submitted your recipe yet? Entries are now open for the fourth annual Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. Think you've got the best holiday cookies ever?
Curious about the competition? Check out these Maple pecan crunch cookies from Julie Dufault of Monrovia. She writes: "I first tasted these cookies at a friend's house over 25 years ago. I asked her for the recipe and they have been a family favorite ever since."
Think you can do better? Well, don't just sit there! Show us. Enter our fourth annual Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-off. Entries must be submitted by Nov. 19 at midnight.
Go to latimes.com/bakeoff and submit your cookie recipe, along with a short essay about why your cookie is such a holiday favorite. Include a photo if you can; voters will want to see proof. (Julie's photo is pretty tempting!)
Every year we get hundreds of entries and thousands of votes cast, so get your recipes up quickly.
You, the readers, will vote online for your favorites. Voting ends at midnight Dec. 2, then we'll test and taste the top 50 vote-getters at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Pasadena to come up with the 10 we like best.
We'll take top vote-getters and try out the cookies in The Times Test Kitchen. The finalists will be invited to the Los Angeles Times for a tour of the Test Kitchen, and will be photographed and featured in a Saturday section article during the holidays.