My Cookies Are The Best!

With the holiday season approaching, it’s the perfect time to get passionate about cookies.  We want to hear about your favourite cookie, the recipe and your story behind the cookie that is baked with heart healthy canola oil.

We are calling all bloggers to enter our My Cookies Are The Best!” contest and win your way to the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference, April 12-14, 2013 at the Hockley Valley Resort in Ontario.

We are giving away two outstanding prize packages – one to a Manitoba blogger and the other to a blogger from anywhere in Canada.  It’s a sweet deal.  Each package includes full conference registration, hotel accommodation, meals and travel.  Yes, that’s right, we will fly you to conference.  Are you as excited as we are?

You must be a Food Bloggers of Canada member to be eligible to win.  Head on over to the Food Bloggers of Canada site and sign up to as a member today (it’s a free)!

You can check out the full contest details, rules and eligibility criteria at the bottom of this post.  Contest closes November 28, 2012 and the winner will be announced on December 3, 2012.

Our Baker’s Dozen Reasons on why we’re excited to partner with FBC and over 700 food bloggers Canada-wide:

1. We love bloggers!

2. We love to partner with people who have heart and passion!

3. We love to partner with people who love to cook or bake!

3. We love to share a great story, check out our Be Well blog 

5. We love to learn.

6. We are proud to represent 9,000 canola farmers in Manitoba.

7. We love our farmers – check out Bruce and his story.

8. We believe in heart healthy canola oil!  It’s a great choice for your kitchen; low in saturated fat, high in heart healthy monounsaturated fat and a source of omega-3’s.  It’s our go-to-oil.

9. We want to create meaningful connections with you!

10. We want to grow our community as you grow your own.

11. We love a good contest – check out the winning recipes from our Ontario Home Economist Association cookie contest.

12. …which is why we’d love to see what cookies you can bake up with Canola oil and possibly WIN YOUR WAY to FBC2013!  Yes – The Manitoba Canola Growers are excited to partner with FBC to bring you “My Cookies Are The Best!” contest.

13. We love to create long-term relationships.  Here is one of our partners, Mairlyn Smith making her Triple Oat Cookies in our Manitoba Canola Growers Culinary Theatre at Assiniboine Community College. 

How to enter “My Cookies Are The Best” Contest:

-Create a cookie recipe using canola oil as the only fat in the recipe and blog about it.
-Your blog post must include; a mouthwatering photo and the story behind the cookie (memories, family, friends, your passion for baking, cookie exchanges, etc).
-Your post must mention and link to both Manitoba Canola Growers ( and Food Bloggers of Canada (

For one entry leave a link to your blog post in the comments section of My Cookies are the best in the Members Only section on the FBC site (Please note that you need to be logged into FBC site for this link to work). Please mention in your comment where you are located.

For a second entry to the contest, bloggers who have created a post may also tweet about the contest: “#Mycookiesarethebest and @canolagrowers should send me to @foodbloggersCA conference” (You are encouraged to include the link to your post so everyone can see your cookies!).  Then come back here and leave a comment to let us know you tweeted!

For a third entry to the contest, leave a link to your blog post below in the comment section of this page.

(you may enter more than one recipe but each recipe is required to be seperate blog entries/post on your blog.)

Eligibility and contest rules:
-Bloggers must be Canadian residents (Members abroad are not eligible for this contest and Quebec residents are disqualified from entry).
-Bloggers must be 18 years or older.
-Bloggers must be members of Food Bloggers of Canada.
-Bloggers must be able to attend the Food Bloggers of Canada conference April 12-14, 2013 .
-Prize package is not transferable.
-No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
-Winners will be chosen randomly (using from all qualified entries on November 28th after 4pm EST.
-Winners must answer a skill-testing question in order to claim the prize.
-Winners will be announced in the Food Bloggers of Canada Monday News on Monday December 3rd and also on the Be Well Blog.
-There are TWO prizes up for grabs – one for an FBC member from Manitoba and one for an FBC member located elsewhere in Canada.
-Each prize consists of of one all-inclusive registration to Food Bloggers of Canada conference, accommodation and all meals plus reasonable travel/transportation. Package values are dependent on the departure cities of the winning bloggers and each package is not to exceed $1700. Incidental expenses are the responsibility of the winners.
-Upon returning from Food Bloggers of Canada conference, each winner will be asked to write a post about the event, to be published on their own blog(s) as well as on the Manitoba Canola Growers blog.





77 thoughts on “My Cookies Are The Best!

  1. That title…well dem dere are fightin’ words! I see a title like that, and the competitive…ahem…lady in me comes out….where’s my Flashdance costume???! Totally checking this out, baking is my second occupation…well, if I actually had a first occupation, which I don’t yet, but I will soon, THEN baking will be my second occupation!

    1. Sounds like a case of #mookielove to me! Best of luck Rebecca and thanks for sharing such a fun and funny story about cookie love!

    1. Marisa, thanks for entering the contest, I grew up with a Ukraine mamma teaching me how to bake and cook! A great story and great to see a yummy biscotti cookie. They are one of my favourite to enjoy with tea.
      Good luck with the contest!

    1. Great pictures of the cookies Jeanine, they look amazing! Well, the contest states, My cookies are the best! so I am sure your recipes tells the truth 🙂 Good luck and thanks for entering.

  2. Kathryne, love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate together and I can’t wait to try this one at home. My hubby will love them.

    1. Mmmm…these look fantastic! You can’t go wrong with some caramel. Thanks for the entry Jeanine. Best of luck!

    1. Thanks for the entry Wanda! I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate together. I’m sure these were a hit. Best of luck in the contest.

    1. Great entry Marisa! I love chocolate and these look like they would be a delicious treat. Best of luck in the contest.

  3. Thanks Ellen
    Do Ukranians make biscotti or something similar? My friends who are Ukranian are fab cooks but I have never seen any baked delights!

    1. Sure look light and delicious. Can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing and best of luck in the contest.

    1. Great photo Logan. The cookies look light, crisp and chewy all at the same time. Thanks for sharing your knowlegde on canola oil with you readers. Be well…Jenn

    1. Thanks for sharing another fantastic GF cookie recipe. Nothing better than a chewy chocolate chip cookie with some oats for good health!

    1. Mmmm…Chocolate, Orange and Coffee. The perfect treat for an afternoon with friends over a good pot of java. Thanks for sharing your biscotti with us and best of luck!
      Be Well…Jenn

    1. I always love a good oatmeal cookie. I love how you’ve included the gingerbread flare into yours. Best of luck in the contest. Be Well…Jenn

    1. Thanks Julie for the awesome entry. I loved how you shared with your readers how you were easily able to convert your own recipe from butter to canola oil. Good on you for educating your readers. Best of luck and wish I could taste what I see on screen. Be Well…Jenn

    1. Thanks for the entry Wanda. Great idea and flavour combination. Very cute cookies and would make a great gift this holiday season. Best of luck!

    1. Thanks for the entry Shari! I love the combo of gingerbread and chocolate. These are on my baking list this season for sure! Best of luck in the contest.
      Be Well…Jenn

      1. Jenn, I probably should have mentioned that I’m from Grande Prairie Alberta when I posted my original comment.
        Thanks for your kind words,

    1. Mmmm….vanilla bean infused oil baked into a cookie. Great idea! Thanks for sharing and best of luck.
      Be Well…Jenn

    1. Chocolate, chocolate. You can never go wrong with chocolate. Thanks Shari for sharing this chocolate treat! Best of luck!

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    1. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful photos in your post. I love the canola field with the rainbow. What a great bumper crop of tomatoes. Best of luck in the contest!

    1. Thanks for sharing! Great idea to create a single serve cookie for those moments where you only want and need a little sweet treat.

    1. Fantastic photo! I love the idea of combining peanut butter and butterscotch. I will have to give that a try.

    1. Grandma’s really are the best teachers. Especially when it comes to baking. Thaks for sharing your story and recipe.

  5. Here’s my recipe for festive Mojito Cocktail Cookies, bringing the fresh flavours of muddled mint and lime (and a splash of rum, of course!) and baking them into a sparkling holiday treat.

    1. Great use of flavour combinations into a cookie. I love how your creativity took you from a summer beverage to a holiday cookie. Thanks for sharing!

      1. Thanks Jenn! I’m lucky here on Vancouver Island, BC that my garden mint usually stays green through the winter when other herbs hibernate, making this a homegrown recipe.

  6. Hot out of the oven just in time for the contest! Would love to go to my first ever FBC2013 here’s the link to my Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies :

    1. Thanks for the entry and for teaching us how to make brown sugar from white sugar and molasses. I enjoyed all of your photos.

  7. I made chocolate butterscotch oatmeal cookie bars – my first time making butterless cookies and they are really grea!

    1. Love your photos. Thanks for sharing with us your first time baking a cookie with canola oil. I hope that it is the first of many times to come. Happy baking and best of luck!

  8. I’ve entered my “Island Molasses Cookies” for the My Cookies are the Best contest. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Stephanie (from Calgary, AB).

  9. Thanks Stephanie for the entry. As I mentioned on your blog -so funny that I almost spat out my coffee. Thanks for sharing and best of luck!

  10. Thank you to everyone for all the fantastic entries. The contest is now closed. Check back on Monday, December 3 for the announcement of the winners.
    Be well…and happy baking!

  11. Drum roll….the moment you’ve all been waiting for….and the winners are:
    Manitoba – Jeanine (@bakingbeauties) The Baking Beauties with Gluten-Free Sour Cream Sugar Cookies.
    Canada – Maya (@mayakitchen) Maya’s Kitchen from Halifax with Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who submitted all these fabulous recipes. Stay tuned as there is still more to come!!!

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