Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Is National Cookie Month! Giveaway!


     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.


The Details:

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)

Good Luck!

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday.
Please take time to visit our wonderful hostess.

35 comments:

bj said...

YAY...we both have giveaways during October. M

Well, sweetie, you know I am a happy follower...and my favorite cookie...CHOCOLATE.:)

I do like a thin, crisp cookie so I know I would love these.

bj said...

I am Tweeting for Tate...:))

bj said...

I am following/liking Tate on FaceBook.:)
Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.
Now...I'm REAL hungry for a thin, chocolate cookie...with my Dunkin Donuts coffee..:)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your morning routine...it sounds peaceful compared to mine!!

The cookies look fabulous. My favorite cookie is simply chocolate chip. Sometimes served along side vanilla ice cream!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Barbara F. said...

In am a happy follower of your blog, one of the first blogs I started to follow when I was "introduced" to Blogland. My favorite cookie would be a buttery spritz cookie, and of course, chocolate chip! xo,

Linda said...

I am a follower and I love your blog...not because of the give away...I love a good Snickerdoodle...I guess those have to be my favorite! Have a great day!!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh yum! I'd like to have one...or two. :)

Cheryl Free said...

Publicly following I Need Mom! with Google Friend Connect -- My favorite cookie flavor is oatmeal raisin pecan :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl Free said...

Following @TatesBakeShop on Twitter
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Cheryl Free said...

I Like Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook
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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This is a yummy give-away Sue! Yep, I'm a follower and not only is one of my favorites chocolate chip cookies but I add wheat flour when I can so I'd love to try these-thanks:@)

Pondside said...

Not a US resident, so this follower won't enter the draw - but the next time I'm in WA I'll look for that cookie brand. It's hard to find a bakery cookie that's thin and crisp - yummy! Perhaps you'll highlight a recipe or two from the book.....

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a terrific giveaway! You remind me of Annie from the BBC show Being Human. She is the ghost who makes tea all day long!!! At the end of the day, there are mugs scattered all over their house!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am now a follower of Tate's Bake Shop, and I just saw the cookie monster on TV!

Gypsy Heart said...

OMGee! I read cookbooks like novels and trying their recipes would be so much fun. These cookies sound delish!

By the way, I drink coffee, iced tea & water all day long. In the winter I add hot tea to the mix.

Of course, I'm a follower!
xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I don't Tweet but I'm following Tate's on FB.

xo
Pat

BECKY said...

Oh, I would LOVE to win that cookbook! I "kind of" collect cookbooks...I like to browse and dream!
I just became a follower. (not sure how I wound up here!)
And my favorite cookie flavor? Wow...that's a tough one, but I'll say Snickerdoodle!

Entertaining Women said...

Now this is my kind of give away! I'm a follower, and I love chocolate chip cookies with nuts! Thank you for the opportunity! Cherry Kay

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue, I am a follower. I haven't tried Tat's, but have heard of them. I guess the chocolate chip cookie is right up ther along with some chocolate no bake cookies. Thanks for the chance to win. Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

I meant to say Tate's. Joni

mountain mama said...

oh yum! i'm a happy follower of yours and i think it's hard to beat good 'ol fashioned choc chip cookies! :)

Mary L said...

Great giveaway. I never met a cookbook I didn't like, thanks!

Mary L

Jenny said...

What a cool giveaway! I actually have this cookbook and it is wonderful!

I bet those cookies were amazing with a cup of tea!

Marigene said...

Yummy giveaway! I am a long time follower.

La said...

I'm a follower and chocolate chip are my favorite!

Hines-Sight said...

Hope you are having a great time in your "Time-Out". I am a follower, and I like all types of cookies. I love chocolate chip.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'll sign up and happily. You know I follow, but I'll let you know just in case you forgot, Sue. LOL!

I don't twit or fb. But I love cookies!

XO,

Sheila

Derry Smith said...

Mmm! My favorite cookie flavor is chocolate!

Also, I'm a blog follower!

Derry Smith said...

I follow Tate's Bake Shop on FB

Sue said...

Sue, I'm a happy follower and I love me a nice, moist oatmeal cookie with nuts and raisins. (with a side of coffee, of course)
:-) Sue

BrightenedBoy said...

Cookies!

Helen said...

I'm a follower of your blog. And hands down, I love Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are my favorite!!

Helen said...

I follow Tate's Bake Shop on FB.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Never had that kind of a cookie.
Hope to try it. I am a follower.

tarter95 said...

GFC follower and I like Chocolate Chip Cookies...
tarter95 at hotmail dot com