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'The Chew Holiday Cookie Swap' launches today

by jmaloni
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 02:20 pm

During the Monday, Nov. 28, episode of "The Chew," ABC Daytime's new lifestyle series announced the launch of "The Chew Holiday Cookie Swap," a nationwide search for the most scrumptious and unique holiday cookie recipes. Hosted by "Iron Chef America" stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, "Top Chef" alum Carla Hall, entertaining and style expert Clinton Kelly, and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, "The Chew" brings viewers a daily dose of food, life and fun, along with information on how to live a more full and healthy life. 

"The Chew Holiday Cookie Swap" gives bakers across the country the chance to "strut their stuff" and put their sweet and savory culinary creations on national display by entering their favorite cookie recipes at "The Chew" Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/thechewonabc from Monday, Nov. 28, to Wednesday, Dec. 7. Star bakers in the making will have the opportunity to enter their recipe along with their photo and a photo of the cookies. As an added bonus, the cookie recipe entries will be visible and available to all viewers to share during this holiday season. From sweet pecan and shortbread creations to downright decadent, double-stuffed chocolate treats that you just can't get enough of, all original cookie recipes are eligible for submission.

During the week of Dec. 19, five finalists will participate in a nationally televised bake-off on "The Chew" when they're flown to New York City and given the chance to share their cookie creations with television viewers around the country. The co-hosts will judge the finalists' cookie creations and choose one grand prizewinner who will receive $5,000.

For official contest rules and further information about "The Chew" Holiday Cookie Swap," visit "The Chew" official Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/thechewonabc.

Follow "The Chew" (@thechew) and hosts Mario Batali (@mariobatali), Michael Symon (@chefsymon), Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly), Carla Hall (@carlahall) and Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter.

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