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Thankful Giveaway- Winner Announced!

UPDATEI plugged the numbers into and a winner has been chosen! The winner is comment #38! Sara said, “Sugar cookies! With icing, of course.” So check your email Sara! If the prize isn’t claimed within 5 days a new winner will be selected. Thank you for all of your entries! This giveaway has been a lot fun and I think there will be more in the future!



When I started this blog a year and a half ago I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to take it. I had a food blog in the past, and I knew I loved it, but I also thought I might just a want a place to share random stories. So at first I wrote about silly things, like squirrels (seriously?!) and shopping. Then I slowly started adding a recipe here and there – and it didn’t take long for me to realize that food is where my passion lies and what I really wanted this blog to be was a food blog.

I hoped that blogging would help me grow as a cook and a baker. I hoped that my food photography would improve. And of course I couldn’t help but hope a few people would read it. So this past weekend, when the Sunny Side Up Facebook page crossed over 1,000 likes, I was super excited!

As a thank you to everyone that visits, reads, pins, comments on, and shares Sunny Side Up, I have decided to do a giveaway! One winner will win a gift box filled with a few of my favorite things (which naturally are all related to cookies!).

Here’s what’s in the box!

  • Silpat Baking Mat – A Silpat is a cookie bakers best friend. It functions a lot like parchment paper, but without the waste and so much smoother (as I learned when making Homemade Milanos last year). It’s easy to care for and rolls up or lays flat for easy storage.
  • Silicone Spatula Every good baker/cook needs a nice strong silicone spatula. This one features both a curved and straight edge to work well with different styles of bowls and a nice strong edge to really scrape up every last bit of cookie dough.
  • Cookie ScoopCookies that are uniform in size and shape every single time. No more messy hand rolling.
  • Good Grips Cookie Spatula This is one of those items I didn’t know I needed until I had it. The edge is super thin so it easily slides under cookies without deforming their shape while they’re still warm. It’s also wide so soft and gooey chocolate chip cookies don’t fall off the edges.
  • Ceramic Measuring Spoons from Anthropologie I already owned my fair share of measuring spoons but when I saw these I couldn’t resist. There is something about a cute, brightly colored, ceramic measuring spoon that just makes you feel so much fancier. I wasn’t sure if they would still have them when I went shopping this weekend but luckily they did! Slightly different colors than mine, but every bit as fun.

How to enter: 

  • Leave a comment answering the question: “What is your must-have or must-make holiday cookie”
  • Earn a second entry by becoming a fan on Facebook and leaving a separate comment telling me you have
  • Sorry, only US residents please

Deadline & Winning Information:

  •  The deadline for entry will be Saturday, November 24t
  • Winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be announced at the top of this post on Sunday, November 25th
  • The winner will receive an email from me (so be sure to enter your correct email address!) and will have 5 days to respond. If no response is received, a new winner will be chosen.


  • This giveaway is sponsored entirely by me and Sunny Side Up. 🙂


Thank you, and good luck!

This Post Has 99 Comments

  1. Kelly

    It’s not the holidays without the tried and true decorated sugar cookie!

  2. Theresa Viets

    My MUST HAVE cookie for the holidays is Snickerdoodles, but only the fat fluffy ones!

  3. Caroline

    My favorite holiday cookie is no-bake cookies. I LOVE them!!!

  4. Congratulations on 1000 fans and thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Silpats are awesome and love those super cute measuring spoons. My must-have holiday cookie is Macadamia Snowballs. I love their buttery texture and powdered sugar goodness even though it’s a complete mess to eat!

  5. Maeghan

    My must have is the classic gingerbread cookie, but I have to make sure that a batch of peppermint bark is made for my husband first!

  6. Caroline

    ..and I already follow you on Facebook!

    Congrats on your 1,000 likes!!

    3 of the things in your giveaway are on my Christmas List, great choices 🙂

  7. Maeghan

    I’ve liked you on FB! Congrats on reaching 1,000!

  8. Jessica

    Snickerdoodle are my must have and must make.. Have to share the obsession every year.

  9. Merideth T.

    I’m a huge fan of soft gingersnaps.. They seriously scream Christmas to me!

  10. Ange

    Snickerdoodles are my must-have cookie!

  11. Ange

    I liked you on FB.

  12. Lior Shapira

    My must have cookie is ‘world peace cookies’ by Dorie Greenspan

  13. Lior Shapira

    Facebook fan!

  14. tiffany

    What a nice giveaway with a great selection of prizes! My favorite cookies are sugar cookies topped with a candy cane Hershey’s kiss as they come out of the oven. Love those!

  15. Heather

    Great giveaway! 🙂 My favorite holiday cookie that I have to make every year are soft-molasses spice cookies.

  16. Heather

    I “like” you on Facebook!

  17. Dawn

    I need to have gingerbread cookies or else it’s just not the holidays!

  18. The Home Cook

    My must-have at the holidays are almond crescents.

  19. Ari

    Of course I “like” you on facebook already! My “have to have” for Christmas isn’t really a cookie. It’s Grandma Shirley’s bourbon balls. It isn’t Christmas without them!!

  20. Beth

    My must make holiday cookie is Pumpkin Cookies.

  21. Adrienne Dalaly

    My favorites: Butterscotch Blondies. My mother and I have made them for probably 50 years running!

  22. Jey

    Congrats on 1000 likes!

    I’m a big fan of chocolate crinkle cookies 🙂

  23. Jey

    I’m a fan on FB!

  24. Eva @ Eva Bakes

    Congrats on hitting such an awesome milestone! I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for the holidays.

  25. Erin Lizzybeth

    My favorite cookie…. Probably almond sugar cookies with almond buttercream frosting. [DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!]

  26. June g.

    I love spritz cookies! Those are the cutest measuring spoons, EVER!

  27. Jaime

    My must-make holiday cookies are chocolate peppermint biscotti and chocolate chip.

  28. June g.

    FB fan

  29. Sara

    Sugar cookies! With icing, of course.

  30. Becky Faubion Chau

    Our family’s must have cookie are Gingerbread Men. We love making, decorating, giving away and eating these little people up.

  31. Haley

    Gingersnaps are my must have holiday cookie!

  32. Katie

    I always have to make decorated sugar cookies!

  33. Alli

    I love making sugar cookies with my family!

  34. Sue Pike

    This time of year I HAVE to make my grandmothers sugar cookie recipe…rolled out, cut out, frosted, and decorated. It makes a big mess and takes a while to do it, but it must be done! lol Then we eat the whole batch in about 2 days and don’t want them again til the next year…and the recipe makes a LOT!

  35. Sue Pike

    ….and I’ve been connected with you on Facebook for a while now. Pick me…LOL

  36. Becky T

    Pecan Turtle cookies. They are so decadent. 🙂

  37. Becky T

    I have been a FB friend since you started the page. Always eager to see each post. :0)

  38. Amy Lindsey

    My must make is Swedish butter cookies. It was my great grandmother’s recipe.

  39. Stacy

    My absolute favorite holiday cookie is a peanut butter dark chocolate kiss blossom rolled in sugar. Delicious!

  40. Lisa Langston

    I must make the Pecan Balls!

  41. Corisa

    I’ve gotta have a bite of fruitcake!

  42. Jess

    My must haves are pecan crescents. I could eat those all day long!

  43. Jess

    I’m a Facebook fan 🙂

  44. Christie Ferguson

    Hands down–HAVE to make many gingerbread men!

  45. Emmy

    I always make sugar cookies and M&M cookies!!

  46. Steven

    Gingerbread Cookies for the holidays!!

  47. Alexandra


  48. Sara

    I must have my mom’s macarons! Awesome giveaway!

  49. Lauren S.

    Sugar cookies are must haves for the holidays.

  50. Lauren S.

    I like you on Facebook 🙂

  51. Jan

    My very favorite is Snickerdoodles

  52. Hilary

    Spider cookies, always! Weird, I know but they are tradition!

  53. Maureen

    For me it is a white chocolate chip cherry cookie and for my husband it is the recipe that he got from his grandmother of anise biscotti.

  54. Jenny

    a peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss!

  55. Stacey

    I HAVE to have peanut butter nutella stuffed cookies!

  56. Stacey

    I like you on facebook. 🙂

  57. Mandy Blank

    My must make cookie is my frosted sugar cookies. My son loves helping me cut out the shapes.

  58. Michelle

    My must have is gingerbread men! (preferably one I decorate at your house! 😉 )

  59. Kelsey

    What an absolutely fabulous giveaway for a fantastic reason. Congratulations on your well-deserved success! I would most definitely use these goodies to make some of my chocolate chip cookies. They might not be Christmas only cookies, but I’m going to be making PLENTY of them to include in treat tins this year.

  60. Kelsey

    And you KNOW I’m one of your facebook fans!


    I love lace cookies!

  62. Kate

    I bring out the childish side in me for the holidays and make sugar cookies, with a little pumpkin spice, cut in the shape of Christmasy things

  63. Alfajores, they are Peruvian sugar cookies filled with dulce de leche…OMG, they are the best cookies ever. I could eat a plateful.

  64. Dianne Shaw

    I have to make my Christmas biscotti every year. I also like to make some form of shortbread, usually a new recipe every year.

  65. Dianne Shaw

    I like you on Facebook!

  66. Christine Seidita

    My family won’t let me in the house unless I have ricotta cookies.

  67. Lauren

    My must-have cookie is oatmeal raisin!

  68. Lauren

    I am now a FB fan.

  69. Teresa Archer

    My husbands peanutbutter raisin cookies, YUM.. I love silicone spatula’s for cooking and baking.

  70. Teresa Archer

    Congratulations on your milestone, Just found your website. I love it and liked your facebook page. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  71. Jennifer Vance

    They won’t leave me alone at work until I make your Pumpkin Blondies! They are everyone’s favorite sign that the holidays are coming.

  72. Emmy

    I liked you on Facebook!

  73. Heather

    must have White chocolate macadamia nut cookies!!! They are the way to my boyfriends heart :-p

  74. Meghan Saunders

    While I am not a huge sweets fan, my mother-in-law makes an amazing sugar cookie… Complete with incredibly detailed frosting. My husband cannot live without pineapple-filled cutout cookies (a recipe from his grandmother). And YAY for 1,000+ followers – that’s amazing!

    1. Meghan Saunders

      And I’ve been a fan on FB for awhile now – does that count as an entry 😉

  75. Shelly B.

    Peanut Blossoms are going 3 generations strong in my mom’s family! I would jump for JoY to be YOUR NEXT WINNER!

  76. Jennifer

    I love the old standby–Toll House chocolate chip!

  77. Jennifer

    I’m a fan on FB, too. 🙂

  78. Becky T

    I love those measuring spoons. I have never seen any so cheerful looking. My favorite holiday cookie is dark chocolate turtle cookies.

  79. Becky T

    I am already a Facebook fan. I always love reading your posts.

  80. Susan Baum

    Absolutely must have my Silpat sheets every time I cook. They are used on an almost daily basis.

  81. Susan Baum

    Became a fan on FAcebook.

  82. Stephani D

    We always must have my mom’s chocolate chip cookies – nothing fancy but they have to be around to munch on because there are none better!

    My sister and I usually make something like pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, or some other holiday themed cookie, and they are good, but not like mom’s! 🙂

  83. Stephani D

    I just liked your page on facebook, too! I wanna win!

  84. Brooke M.

    A must-have are my sister-in-laws gingerbread cookies that she makes every year. I just love to bake and try new recipes.

  85. Brooke M.

    I’m a FB fan!

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