Berks-Mont News announces Holiday Cookie Contest

Calling all bakers! Berks-Mont Newspapers has announced its annual Holiday Cookie Contest.

To enter — bake your favorite holiday cookie recipe and bring a sample to our office in Pottstown by Friday, Dec. 8. The tasting judges will sample the cookies and announce the winners in the Dec. 14 issue of The Southern Berks News, The Boyertown Area Times, Community Connection.

Contest Rules:

• Drop a sealed disposable container or sealed plastic bag containing six samples of the cookies, along with the recipe, at 24 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown, at or before 10 am, Friday, Dec. 8. No entries accepted late. Judging will be held that afternoon.

• Cookies will be judged by taste & overall appearance.


• Cookie entries are limited to made-from-scratch cookies. Recipes must accompany the entry.

• Bakers must be a resident of one of the newspapers coverage areas.

The first place winner will receive a grocery gift certificate to a local grocery store and a 1-year subscription to any Berks-Mont Newspaper. The winning recipe, along with a picture of the winner, will be published on Dec. 14. Prizes will also be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place.

Hickory Valley Golf Club is the sponsor of this year’s contest.

About the Author

Rebecca Blanchard

Rebecca won't hesitate to tell you that she has enjoyed writing throughout her entire life. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she graduated from the professional writing program of Kutztown University in 2012. Rebecca joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in July of 2012 as editor of The Boyertown Area Times following her internship with the newspaper. In addition to writing, she enjoys traveling and cooking gluten-free foods. Reach the author at or follow Rebecca on Twitter: @boyertowntimes.