How many of you are like me? I drink tea and coffee all day long, but most of the time, I'm carrying my cup from room to room as I am doing something else. I have a coaster on my dresser where my tea sits in the morning while I make the bed and shower. I do something, take a sip and do something else. Sometimes my cup moves to the living room while I'm straightening, or on the kitchen counter while I cook or do laundry.
So, I really enjoyed sitting down with a pot of tea, a plate of cookies and a pretty napkin all by myself on Tuesday. I decided my Dept. 56 tray and plate were perfect for my sweet treat! I was recently contacted by Tate's Bake Shop who I was lucky enough to work with last year. They asked if I would try their newest cookie, the Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chip. It won GOLD in the Cookie category in the 2011 sofi™ Awards, presented at the Fancy Food Show (known as the Oscars® of the specialty food industry) in Washington, DC. Well, I quickly said "send me the cookies"! After last year, I know how wonderful Tate's Bake Shop cookies are.
So, I made myself a little "party for one" and forced myself to sample the cookies. I forced myself through all four of those cookies, because I wanted to be really sure that they were absolutely as good as I first thought and then yesterday I forced myself to try a few more. It is really tough being asked to review chocolate chip cookies!
Needless to say, the cookies are delicious. They are very thin and crisp. I know that some people like a soft cookie, but these have such a wonderful buttery flavor and the texture makes them unique to other brands. The chocolate chips are scattered in just the right amount and the quality of the chocolate is obviously excellent. I'm picky about my chocolate and these chips are good! The whole wheat isn't a strong flavor, but adds to the richness of the cookies.
Now I know you saw that word "Giveaway" in the title of this post. Tate's has generously offered to send one of my followers a copy of Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook, autographed by the author (and Tate's founder) Kathleen King. I have this book and it has wonderful recipes. You will want to try them all!
The winner will also receive 3 packages of
the new Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Actually everyone is a winner! Tate's Bake Shop has generously offered my readers a 15% discount for the entire month of October when ordering from their website. Simply type in the word COOKIE when you place your order.
This Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
The contest will run until midnight EST on October 21st
The 15% discount is good for the entire month of Oct.
1) Be a follower of this blog, and leave a comment on this post telling me you are a follower and what your favorite cookie flavor is. (1 entry)
2) For additional entries, follow Tate's Bake Shop on Twitter and/or Facebook and leave separate comments telling me you have done so.
(possible 2 additional entries)
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