Vohn’s Vittles

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Introducing my first giveaway! Cute bake-ware!

on May 1, 2014

Hello dear reader, Those of you who have been with me for a while will know how much I love a good giveaway or competition. It can really boost your week to discover a little surprise win being popped through the letter box, or landing in your email. I want to spread the “comping” love and feel-good factor, so have decided to run a monthly giveaway competition for you dear reader. This month’s prize is some cute kitchenware to help your baking – cookie cutters and measuring cups!

Cookie cutters giveaway

photo sourced from garden trading.co.uk

The cookie cutters by Garden Trading are crafted in powder-coated steel and are double-sided; one side is fluted and one side plain. They come as a set of five, ranging from 5cm to 10cm diameter, in their own cute storage tin.

Ceramic measuring cups giveaway

photo sourced from johnlewis.com

The measuring cups by John Lewis are ceramic and come as a set of four, ranging from ¼ cup size to 1 cup size. They are in lovely pastel shades and are safe for dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer. Now, how to enter? The widget thing-me-bob below is called a Rafflecopter. It can seem a bit confusing but is really easy when you get the hang of it! I remember when I first started comping that I thought it looked difficult and didn’t enter any comps which had Rafflecopters – more fool me! When I decided I simply must work out how to use them, it took me all of one minute! First of all you’ll need to log in to the Rafflecopter – if you are on Facebook this is automatic, otherwise use your email. The only thing I’ll be using your email address for is to let you know if you are the winner! Then simply click each option and follow the instructions. The + numbers show you how many entries you get to the competition when you select that option. If you are super-keen to try to win, you can come back each day and re-do the last couple of options to boost your chances of winning!

Rafflecopter – this competition has ended

T&Cs: Closing date is end of May – to be precise 11.59pm (BST) 31st May 2014. The Rafflecopter widget will randomly select a winner – the more times you enter, the more chances you have of being selected! I will contact the winner within 48 hours of the closing date. The winner will have 28 days to reply, otherwise a new winner will be selected. This competition is open to UK residents only. I am providing the prizes myself and have no affiliation with either of the two companies who make them.

Good luck!


Update: You guys are AWESOME! More than three thousand entries into my first giveaway!
Congratulations to the winner, Vikki Sanderson, whose favourite cookies are her homemade cherry and white choc chip cookies. Sound delicious Vikki! Your prize will be winging its way to you soon. 

252 Responses to “Introducing my first giveaway! Cute bake-ware!”

  1. Angela Paull says:

    Rich Tea. 2 at a time as a sandwich with a layer of butter in between 🙂

  2. Jane Wright says:

    I adore shortbread, I think it hails from my Scottish roots. Nan used to make the most yummy shortbread ever. I continue to try but it just never seems the same,, never going to give up though..x

  3. Natalie Crossan says:

    Chocolate chip 🙂

  4. Hayley Spencer says:

    good ol’ fashioned chocolate chip cookies 🙂 found an amazing recipe this week to make ‘Millie’s style cookies-delish!!

    thanks for the fab giveway 🙂

  5. Caroline James says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies.

  6. Amy Rowlands says:


  7. Tracey Brookshaw says:

    Chocolate hobnobs are my favourite

  8. Kerry Day says:

    Chocolate chip cookie covered with chocolate.

  9. Jamie says:

    Butter Shortbread

  10. Joanna Sawka says:

    ginger biscuits

  11. Jackie Allum says:

    My Mums Peanut Cookies

  12. Denise S says:

    white chocolate cookies

  13. Amanda Johnson says:

    White chocolate chip cookies with dried cranberries

  14. Annamarie Riddiford says:

    I love my homemade almond shortbread

  15. Sammy Sugden says:

    Custard Creams

  16. Kay Broomfield says:

    Chocolate chip cookies, perfect with a coffee!

  17. Samantha J Freeman says:

    shop bought I like Malted Milk but home-made (which are obviously the best) are double chocolate chip cookies, a Mary berry recipe

  18. Stephanie campbellc says:

    Nothing beats a good shortbread

  19. Tina Holmes says:

    Mint choc chip cookies

  20. Emily Knight says:

    I have a slight obsession with Lotus Caramelised Biscuits… 🙂

  21. linda says:

    I am amazed at all who can pick just one, 🙂 As I recently have discovered from cutting all grains from diet for a month, I have an intolerance, so, i might just be feeling deprived. I am experimenting to find a great recipe. homemade, would have to top the list for any baked good though, real stuff, warm from the oven too

  22. Deborah Bird says:

    Chocolate digestives x

  23. Hayley Gibson says:

    White chocolate macadamia cookies 🙂

  24. emma wilkins says:

    Chocolate chip cookies

  25. Sandra Clarke says:

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

  26. Rosalind Blight says:

    I love proper gooey chocolate chunk cookies 😀

  27. Mary Chez says:

    chocolate digestives

  28. HELEN ANDERSON says:


  29. Carol Bradnock says:

    chocolate digestives

  30. sarah says:


  31. Kat Allinson says:

    Chocolate Cookies

  32. Jill Donaldson says:

    I love zebra cookies best of both xx

  33. Jane Middleton says:

    My favourite are Kellogs Nutrigrain breakfast biscuits

  34. Susan Carruthers says:

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

  35. Heather Walsh says:


  36. Julie Long says:

    Cinnamon oaty cookies.

  37. donna clinton says:

    Chocolate and Hazelnut cookies

  38. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I love Bourbons

  39. Laura W says:

    I love shortbread 🙂

  40. Diana says:

    Choc chip 🙂

  41. amanda e says:

    Double Chocolate chip cookie

  42. Helen says:

    Chocolate chip cookies – have always been a favourite of mine! Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Joanne Blunt says:

    I love chocolate hobnobs

  44. Alison Turner says:

    Shortbread in any of it’s many flavours,shapes and sizes 🙂

  45. Trudi Walsh says:


  46. Lynne OConnor says:

    Apple Digestives

  47. Kirsty Norton says:

    Sticky Blobs – easy to make, fun for the kids and delicious!


    Chocolate chip cookies!

  49. lorraine stone says:

    Choc and orange cookies. Yummy!

  50. Meryl Rees says:

    I love peanut cookies, or peanut butter ones!

  51. Isabel O'Brien says:

    I make amazing triple chocolate cookies, they are definitely my favourite.

  52. LESLEY BRADLEY says:

    My son is training to be a chef at college and he makes these lovely gooey melt in the mouth white chocolate chip cookies I tried to make them once and ended up with a terrible overcooked mess lol

  53. Peanut butter nutty cookies! My boys love them too 🙂 x

  54. Patricia Avery says:

    My favourite biscuit is an Easter Biscuit from my Grandma’s Bero recipe book. I love both making and eating them as it reminds me of Grandma and baking with her when I was a child in the 50s 🙂

  55. michelle bennett says:

    White chocolate and strawerry flapjacks 😀

  56. ESME MCCRUBB says:


  57. Janet Palmer says:

    I love a peanut butter cookie 🙂

  58. leigh boyle says:

    ohhhh depends on the mood! butttt i think if i really had to choose it would be a nice white chocolate chip cookie =)

  59. Catherine Bell says:

    hob nobs

  60. Sarah Rees says:

    Chocolate chip – always!

  61. madeline connolly says:

    i like a plain biscuit with my tea

  62. AMy Beckett says:

    Custard Creams

  63. mark cooke says:

    Macaroons/woopie cakes

    (But I am partial to a good custard slice)

  64. Philip Bradfield says:

    Lemon and ginger cookies

  65. Laura says:

    Very specific, but I LOVE the M&S ‘Extremely Chocolatey’ selection – they’re the best! The shortbreads are always first to go but they’re all delicious x

  66. lynn savage says:

    I love shortbread

  67. kelly rae says:

    I’m a big fan of scones.

  68. clair dutton says:

    digestive biscuits

  69. julie-ann eley says:

    nice and simple rich tea is my fave 😉

  70. Lindsey Jones says:

    I love Viennese whirls

  71. Solange says:


  72. Joy Lawson says:


  73. Jill Cordner says:

    My home made sugar cookies, we make them at Xmas x

  74. Lisa Everaert says:

    I like home made biscuit the ones i make.

  75. faye huntington says:

    cookies!! faye xx

  76. Sarah B says:

    My mum’s homemade oaties.

  77. Cris Curran says:

    I love chocolate covered digestives… yummy!

  78. Karen Barrett says:

    Pecan and toffee cookies

  79. Katherine Coldicott says:

    Peanut cookies, love the texture & flavour.

  80. Amy Skinner says:

    Soft white chocolate chip cookies

  81. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I’m a big fan of oreo cookies.

  82. Kathryn Evans says:

    Fabulous fingers!

  83. When I’m at home it is chocolate hob nobs/oaty biscuits – just got back from Greece and found these amazing nutella-like filled creations…must try to replicate!

  84. Lydia Graham says:

    I would have to say my 9 year old’s Vanilla Fork Biscuits

  85. Tracey Morgan says:

    White Chocolate Cookies Yum Yum

  86. Kiran Parry says:

    Chocolate digestives

  87. Tina Lawton says:

    Love ginger biscuits x

  88. I love baking Millie’s white chocolate chip cookies, so gooey and tasty.

  89. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    peanut cookies are my favourite.

  90. felicity smith says:


  91. Jackie ONeill says:

    biscuits, preferably with chocolate in them!

  92. Lorna MacFadyen says:

    choc chip cookies

  93. Achu says:

    Nice giveaway!!Congratsss :)!So beautiful 🙂 Loved it 🙂

    My favorite cookies are choco chip cookies and

    butter ookies

  94. Paul Witney says:

    Double chocolate chip

  95. Keshia Esgate says:

    White chocolate and orange cookies

  96. Rachael Jess says:

    Hobnobs – every time
    The SAS of Dunkin according to Peter Kay 😉

  97. Laura Baker says:

    Double choc-chip shortbreads – so delicious, quick and easy to make, fantastic 🙂

  98. Emma Baker says:


  99. IZZY says:


  100. lyn burgess says:

    chocolate digestives, but it has to be plain chocolate

  101. Francesca Tuck says:

    Peanut butter cookies

  102. Lani Nash says:

    I love dark choc and orange cookies

  103. Matt Froggatt says:

    Ginger Snaps!

  104. jen morgan says:

    chewy chocolate chip cookies yummy

  105. Kay says:

    Oats and raisin!

  106. Tammy Tudor says:

    i love fudge brownie cookies 🙂 thank you for the giveaway

  107. Hazel Christopher says:

    Shortbread is my favourite

  108. Lisa Collins says:

    Triple chocolate cookies!

  109. Mickie Bull says:

    Double White Chocolate Cookies!

  110. Christine Shelley says:

    Lovely blog and giveaway, i’m a biscuits fan

  111. Alice Hindley says:

    Scottish Shortbread

  112. angela sandhu says:

    I love baking my own soft and chewy choc chip cookies which are yum!

  113. Jenifer says:

    Cookies definitely – chocolate chip, or double chocolate chip if I’m feeling extra naughty! 🙂 xx

  114. Selina Jefferies says:

    My favourite are raspberry jam biscuits – just so happens i have some in the oven now – yum!

  115. julie laing says:

    Strawberry shortbread

  116. Amy Williams says:

    I love custard creams. YUM!

  117. Megan Bayford says:


  118. Kirsty Mills says:


  119. Tracy Newton says:

    I love homemade blueberry cookies

  120. Bex Allum says:

    Cookies 🙂

  121. Mark Whittaker says:

    Ginger snaps, though Viennese Fingers come a very close second

  122. Jill Webb says:

    do love a shortbread

  123. Kirsten Barthy says:


  124. Sofia says:

    Choc chip

  125. C Kennedy says:

    Malted Milk!

  126. Victoria says:


  127. Claire Tucker says:

    Choc chip

  128. sarah birkett says:

    white chocolate and raspberry

  129. Stacey Melia says:

    Peanut butter cookies 🙂

  130. katie w says:

    cookies are my favourite

  131. Val Swift says:

    Custard creams

  132. Ane S says:

    I LOVE McVities Digestives at the moment! I usually alternate between them and Maryland Cookies!

  133. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    I love raisin and oatmeal cookies 🙂

  134. Rachael Lines says:

    I adore coconut macaroons, they are in the middle of biscuits and cake 😉

  135. Emma Nixon says:

    Oatmeal and raisin cookies.

  136. winnie says:

    custard cream 🙂

  137. Christina Curtis says:

    Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

  138. Claire Lockey says:

    Yum cookies!

  139. Vikki Sanderson says:

    My homemade cherry and white choc chip cookies are the best!

  140. Heather T says:

    Anything with sultana’s/currants or raisins

  141. Jessica Wilde says:

    Has to be chocolate chip and hazelnut chunks in a plain cookie dough (double chocolate doesn’t work for me!)

  142. Kathryn Morris says:

    Double chocolate chip cookies! 🙂

  143. katie skeoch says:

    pecan cookies – delicious

  144. Louise A says:

    Coconut macaroons! They disappear far too quickly..

  145. Emma says:

    Lavender shortbread 🙂

  146. pauline hill says:

    chocolate digestive

  147. Deborah Dodge says:

    Short bread

  148. EMMA WALTERS says:

    i loooove shortbread! just wish it was one of my five a day haha

  149. Maxine says:

    I’m going retro and admitting I do love a good fig roll!

  150. Debra E says:


  151. laura banks says:

    has to be chocolate chip cookies

  152. Ashleigh Allan says:

    Double chocolate chip cookies!

  153. Jo welsh says:

    Coconut crunch biscuits

  154. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse says:

    Chocolate chip cookies.

  155. Kat Lucas says:

    As an American, I have to make Snicker Doodles and always have to explain what they are, but every one of my family and friends over here love them.

  156. Lynne Durkin says:

    Love millionaires shortbread as a special treat but also love chewy milk chocolate cookies.

  157. Caroline H says:

    My absolute favourites are my mum’s custard cookies. I’ve tried following her recipe but they never come out the same. And how genius is the cutter tin?

  158. Laura Asplin says:

    Double chocolate cookies

  159. Katie Evans says:

    Anything with chocolate chips are pretty fantastic! 🙂

  160. Caroline Clarke says:

    Chocolate chip and peanut butter chunk cookies that are crisp around the edges but gooey in the center.

  161. Felicity kelly says:

    Sour cherry and chocolate cookies

  162. adeinne tonner says:

    Chocolate chip cookies

  163. Charlotte Foy says:

    I love soft baked raisin and chocolate cookies, it makes me feel like I’m being healthy 😉

  164. Christina Brown says:

    Bourbons 🙂

  165. claire mccann says:

    it has to be blondies…great treat….great band!!!

  166. Amy says:

    My favourite biscuits are chocolate digestives, with Hobnobs a close second!

  167. K KAUR says:

    Favourite biscuits include choc chip cookies and black forest gateau inspired cookies!

  168. Sarah Wyatt says:

    Classic chocolate chip cookies for me. Warm from the oven so they are still soft and the chocolate is slightly melted!

  169. Laura T says:

    White chocolate cookies!! Yummy!

  170. kim says:

    it will probably sound a bit boring to most but i love a rich tea biscuit, best eaten dunked in tea 🙂

  171. Angie Allen says:

    Coconut Rings

  172. Hannah Bee Griffin says:

    Peanut butter chocolate cookies are my fav

  173. Mina Joshi says:

    I love the soft American Cookies with chocolate chips.

  174. My grandma’s jam-jams are my favourite.

  175. I love spice cookies!!!


  176. I like spiced oat cookies

  177. Aunt Bee says:

    Congratulations on your first giveaway! Awesome!

  178. frances hopkins says:

    Chocolate Plain Digestive yum!

  179. G’day! Congrats on your first giveaway!
    Cheers! Joanne

  180. Choclette says:

    At the moment it’s the malted choc chip cookies I’ve just blogged about, but that could change by the time I do my next bake 😉

  181. Andrea Williams says:

    Has to be chocolate hobnobs, so moorish x

  182. Angela Cole says:

    I love raspberry and white chocolate cookies. Good luck with the giveaway 🙂

  183. What a great giveaway! Love the cookie cutters!

  184. I love a nice, crispy sugar cookie with lightly browned edges :+)

  185. Kim Neville says:

    Chocolate chip cookies

  186. Tracy Nixon says:

    I love Ginger Parkins!

  187. kellyjo walters says:

    all butter cookies with choc chips

  188. Tracey Peach says:

    My Favourite Biscuits Are Home Made Shortbread Biscuits

  189. Great comp! Favourite cookie???? Such a tough one. Probably spinach and almond shortbread!

  190. EdinBlogger says:

    Tunnocks Teacakes have a biscuit base, that’s one tip top treat!

    • Vohn says:

      Ha – that’s stretching the term “biscuit” but they are amazing. I still remember the excitement of checking out the biscuit tin at my grandmothers – she always had them in for us visiting! x

  191. Lori Hart says:

    Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Bisquits are a guilty pleasure of mine. Wal-Mart now sells a mix so you can make them at home!!!

    • Vohn says:

      I’d never heard of them Lori & had to look them up. Oh my – I can see why you’re a fan – they look fab! We would call them cheese scones on this side of the pond! 🙂

  192. Linsy says:

    Oatmeal and raisin cookies

  193. Zoe says:

    I love foxes golden crunch creams, but my non processed commercially made choice would be a crunchy oatmeal/golden syrup cookie

  194. Anna says:


  195. Elizabeth says:

    MMm favourite biscuit, that’s hard to decide! Something with chocolate in it, for sure! Congrats on your first giveaway too, how exciting! 🙂

    • Vohn says:

      I’m a chocolate fan too Elizabeth! Thanks for the congrats – I am super-excited about my giveaway – I can’t wait to spread the comping joy! x

  196. Galina V says:

    I love almond biscotti, and pine nuts cookies but my guys love Oreos & Jammie Dodgers

    • Vohn says:

      I’m not surprised about the almond biscotti Galina – your recipe on ChezMaximka looks fab. I’m loving the idea of pine nut cookies – never heard of them before! 🙂

  197. Currently its a buckwheat choc chip cookie

  198. Bhawya says:

    I love cookies 🙂 btw congrats on ur first giveaway

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