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L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off: Round 1 results

November 17, 2010 | 10:05 am

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The results are in: Over 79,000 votes were cast online in the first-ever L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. In all, we had 353 submissions. You'll find the top 50 vote-getters listed below, in alphabetical order. (Note that some people submitted more than one cookie recipe.)

So, what's next?

This Saturday, the top 50 cookies will be tested and judged by The Times' Food staff and chefs from the Cordon Bleu cooking school. (It's a tough job, eh?) Revisit the Food blog this weekend -- www.latimes.com/dailydish -- for a behind-the-scenes look at the process, and photos. If you're lucky, maybe you'll catch a glimpse of your cookies. The Top 10 cookies as judged on Saturday will then go through another round of testing by The Times' Test Kitchen before showing up in the newspaper.

The top 10 winners will by contacted by Nov. 25 and invited to visit the Test Kitchen on Dec. 4 for photos and a tour. On Dec. 15, the top 10 recipes will be posted online at www.latimes.com/food. On Dec. 16, the Food section will feature these top 10 recipes.

Here are the top 50 vote-getters, some with links to their personal food blogs. If we are missing your personal blog, let us know in the comments section below:

Anna Agnoli...................Hungarian Cookies

Susan Barajas.................Grandma's Carrot Cookies

Cara Bell.......................Chinese Five Spice Cookies

Cara Bell Alex.................Not your Grandmother's "Snickerdoodle"

Claudia Bird...................Coconut Gumdrop Cookies

Ryan Black.....................Aunt Goldie's Old Fashioned Date Filled Nuggets

Denise Brown..................Great-Grandma Grace's Butter Cookies

Sharon Burkey.................The Most Versatile Cookie Throughout the Year.

Christy Cowell.................Grandma Chandler's Christmas Cookies

Diane Craig.....................Christmas Kolackies

Shauna Cruz....................Peppermint Pinwheels

Ruth Curtis......................Icebox Cookies

Caity Engler.....................Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cakies

Maria Fink........................Roccoco Cookies

Shelley Gabert...................Mom's Drop Sugar Cookies

Greta Garcia......................Lemon Bars

Kim Gerber........................Whole Wheat & Flax Snickerdoodles

Renate Gottschalk...............Vanilla Kipferl

Yvette Gow........................Star-Glazed Cookies

Julie Gray..........................Dirty Snowballs

Megan Gundy......................Peppermint Fudge Kiss Cookies

Holly Hall...........................Silver Bells Cookies

Greg Henry.........................Chocolate Cherry Ganache Cookies

Rachael Hutchings................Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Christine Jacob....................Coconut Diamonds and Linzer Cookies

Carolyn Johnson...................Grandma's Honey Cookies

Leah Koch...........................Sour Cherry Rugelach

Marilyn Laxineta...................Hanukkah Cookies

Brenda Meiner......................Rich Roll Holiday Sugar Cookies

Dara Michalski......................Triple Chocolate Mint Cookies

Tim Miller............................Ma's Cookies

Nancy Real...........................Spicy Ornaments

Dorothy Reinhold...................Rudolph the Chocolate Reindeer

Amanda Rettke.....................Amazing Sugar Cookies and Icing

Marilyn Richter.....................Spekulatius

Susan Rosenthal....................Coconut Lemon Bars

Kristen Rush-De Anda.............Almond Crescents

Annette Russo......................Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Leslie Sarna.........................Oatmeal Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip

Sarah Schwartz.....................Never Say Ooops Lemon Cookies

Jacqueline Shubitowski..........Banbury Tarts

Sue Terhune........................Christmas Mini Cakes

Millie Torreano.....................Sicilian Wine Cookies

Jody Truitt..........................Nana's Russian Tea Cookies

Marissa Vasquez...................Mexican Wedding Cakes

Fran Watkins.......................Norwegian Crowns

Kate Wheeler......................Bourbon Balls

Michele Yockey....................Keeflees

Bonnie Zanardi....................Hazelnut Cookies

Bonnie Zanardi....................The Ultimate Wedding Cookie

-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch

Photo credit: Kristen Rush-De Anda's Almond Crescents

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