Win An Advanced Copy of The Southern Cookie Book

March 28, 2016 | By and | Comments (75)
Photo courtesy of Oxmoor House

Photo courtesy of Oxmoor House

Maybe it’s the smell of your Grandmother’s snickerdoodles wafting through the house after a long day, or decorating sugar cookies with heaps of frosting, or making gingerbread men with your Mom at Christmas – we all have a cookie-related memory.

Baking is such an integral part of Southern culture that we felt it only necessary to compile a book about all of our favorite Southern cookies. In The Southern Cookie Book, you will find over 120 of our best recipes – from crunchy Lace Cookies to buttery Dark-Chocolate Espresso Shortbread to piled-high Strawberry Shortcake Sandwich Cookies. This cookbook is chock full of Southern-inspired treats and beautiful photographs to help out with any cookie craving or, if you’re willing to share, friendly get-together. The Southern Cookie Book is available April 12, 2016 on Amazon.

What’s your favorite cookie-related memory? Tell us in the comments below for a chance to win. Official rules here.


  1. Mary Z

    Momma could gain a thousand pounds just from reading the new cookbook I won. She’s happy to have seen the story I shared. Thanks again for the cookbook.

    May 7, 2016 at 6:36 am
  2. Lisa Langston

    Making no bake cookies with my Grandmother as a little girl. Very special memories.

    April 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm
  3. Amanda

    My number one baking partner is my mom — I have baked with her my entire life.
    Among non-mom memories is baking moon cookies with my great-aunt. It was a fun treat to sit on the counter and help mix the batter, then use an upside-down glass to cut the moon-shapes out of thesheet pan right out of the oven.

    April 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm
  4. Julie

    When I was in grad school, I baked a birthday cake or cookies for each of the 100 students in my class (baking is more fun that studying). One rainy morning in March, I was wearing heels and carrying a giant elaborately decorated cookie (baked in a pizza pan) from my house to my car. I slipped and fell on the driveway, tearing my pants and scuffing my shoes. However, I made sure not to drop the giant decorated cookie and it survived the fall unharmed. I have a 1×1″ scar on my right knee to remember the occasion and my classmates all remember the giant birthday cookie!

    April 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm
  5. Amber

    One Christmas, when I was about four or five, mom and I baked and decorated a mountain of cookies for the whole family. We piled the table with them and then headed off to mass. When we got home, there wasn’t a single cookie to be seen, but my pooch was sitting in the corner looking extremely pleased with himself! While I was devastated at the time, I’ll never forget how happy my dog looked after treating himself to a little Christmas present!

    April 1, 2016 at 2:50 am
  6. Nancy Hansen

    We always made sugar cookies and took them around the neighborhood. We left them on the porch and rang their door bell and ran before they caught us. We did this with our children and now their children are doing this.

    March 31, 2016 at 10:18 pm
  7. Lori Q

    Baking cookies at Christmas with my Gram and decorating them, we made so many and hung the best ones on the Christmas tree

    March 31, 2016 at 6:28 pm
  8. Stephanie Fossum

    My Mom taught me how to bake at a very young age. I enjoyed helping her around the kitchen and I have many memories of baking with her for the rest of the family. Some of my favorite memories are spending time in July baking my cookies for the 4-H county fair. I always made chocolate chip cookies, and brownies, and usually several other kinds to take. I froze at least six of each kind. On the morning of the fair we would take the cookies from the freezer and carefully decide which three were the most similar to each other. I enjoyed visiting with the judges about my cookies. Now I look forward to the day that my daughters are in 4-H and I can recreate some of these memories with them!

    March 31, 2016 at 1:27 pm
  9. Susan Hatcher

    My favorite cookie memories are making cut out decorated sugar cookies with my mama and my kids every Easter and Christmas.

    March 31, 2016 at 12:57 pm
  10. Mary Z

    My favorite cookie memory and story is growing up with 3 siblings, 2 parents and 2 grandparents all living together in my grandparents converted summer cottage near Lake Erie. My Mom, was and still is at age 81 an excellent baker, and we were all “chubby” little kids. Momma used to call us “the Vultures” as she would make all kinds of cookies and we would devour them very quickly. She would always double the recipe for the Tollhouse cookies and put in half the amount of chips to stretch her budget. We’d always root around looking for a cookie with at least 3 chips in it.
    Fast forward, till when my niece, Amanda, was young and we told her how Grandma would double the recipe and halve the chips. She said “So Grandma made chocolate chipless cookies.” We still laugh about the chocolate chipless cookies to this day but now Momma makes the recipe with the correct amount of chips!!!

    March 30, 2016 at 8:14 pm
  11. Danielle

    Baking cookies at my house means it’s Christmas. Cookies… I mean Christmas brings my family together. We get together to help shell the pecans, get the ingredients, bake the cookies and my personal favorite eating them while sharing life stories. Nothing puts a smile on my family’s face like my mother’s cookies.

    March 30, 2016 at 6:44 pm
  12. Mona Martinez

    Gotta go with the classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

    March 30, 2016 at 6:28 pm
  13. karen s

    I have many cookie-related memories, almost all of which revolve around my grandmother. If I were to choose a favorite, it would have to be my memory of her baking apron. My grandmother always wore a waist line apron when she cooked. But when she baked, she wore a bibbed apron. It was white, with red cross-stitching details that she stitched herself. Just seeing her in that apron was cause for excitement. To me, it signaled that something special would be coming out of the oven. She loved baking all sorts of cookies, but her go-to was often a batch of molasses cookies. They were simple, but rich with spice and sweetness. That apron was the key to many magical cookie experiences I shared with a woman who I loved and miss dearly

    March 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm
  14. gary

    Making sugar cookies at Christmastime

    March 30, 2016 at 11:14 am
  15. bill

    I love making cookies with my kids

    March 30, 2016 at 11:12 am
  16. miranda

    Making cookies with my mom

    March 30, 2016 at 11:11 am
  17. Michele Godtel

    Making the same Christmas Cookies every year with my Son that my Mom made with me. and keeping those traditions alive

    March 30, 2016 at 8:30 am
  18. K.M. (@McKenna_1444)

    I always enjoyed decorating all the different christmas cookies with my grandma!

    March 30, 2016 at 8:27 am
  19. Shannon Jochetz

    Cut out cookies! When I was a little girl my next-door neighbor would invite my brothers and me over to make and decorate cookies. Before I had kids, I would make cookies and bring icing to my mother-in-law’s house so I could do that with my nieces and nephews. After I became a mom, my kids and I made them together. I have a large collection of cookie cutters!

    March 30, 2016 at 8:01 am
  20. godesseablu

    My favorite cookie memory is making them with my mom.

    March 30, 2016 at 7:20 am
  21. Derek Jennings

    My mom and me would bake christmas sugar cookies every year and we would decorate them with sprinkles,frosting,cinnamon hots.They were delicious and i will always remember that being a good memory growing up.

    March 29, 2016 at 11:57 pm
  22. Leah Shumack

    Christmas time and always making sugar cookies with my grandmother. I got to enjoy a few years of my daughter doing the same with her before she passed away.

    March 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm
  23. Allen Thomas

    I would fly to my Aunt & Uncle’s farm in MO every summer. My cousins always baked cookies for the state fair. They would let me help, it was serious business with a lot of fun.

    March 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm
  24. Wuvsnoopy (@wuvsnoopy)

    My grandmother bringing her incredible Christmas Cookies every year — I could have sat down and eaten every single one!

    March 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm
  25. Stephanie W.

    My mom told me about the birds and bees over baking cookies! Eek!

    March 29, 2016 at 10:14 pm

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