Introducing my first giveaway! Cute bake-ware!

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
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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
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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. 


  1. Angela Paull says:

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

    • Oh yes – Rich Tea butter sandwiches are fab. Thanks for the reminder – haven’t done that for ages! 🙂

  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

    • Agreed – perfect shortbread is simply delicious. Keep trying – you’ll make a batch like your nan’s someday soon! 🙂

  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. Tracey Brookshaw says:

    Chocolate hobnobs are my favourite

  7. Kerry Day says:

    Chocolate chip cookie covered with chocolate.

  8. Joanna Sawka says:

    ginger biscuits

  9. white chocolate cookies

  10. Amanda Johnson says:

    White chocolate chip cookies with dried cranberries

  11. Annamarie Riddiford says:

    I love my homemade almond shortbread

  12. Kay Broomfield says:

    Chocolate chip cookies, perfect with a coffee!

  13. 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

  14. Stephanie campbellc says:

    Nothing beats a good shortbread

  15. Tina Holmes says:

    Mint choc chip cookies

  16. 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

  17. Deborah Bird says:

    Chocolate digestives x

  18. Hayley Gibson says:

    White chocolate macadamia cookies 🙂

  19. emma wilkins says:

    Chocolate chip cookies

  20. Sandra Clarke says:

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

  21. Rosalind Blight says:

    I love proper gooey chocolate chunk cookies 😀

  22. Mary Chez says:

    chocolate digestives

  23. HELEN ANDERSON says:


  24. Carol Bradnock says:

    chocolate digestives

  25. Kat Allinson says:

    Chocolate Cookies

  26. Jill Donaldson says:

    I love zebra cookies best of both xx

  27. Jane Middleton says:

    My favourite are Kellogs Nutrigrain breakfast biscuits

  28. Susan Carruthers says:

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

  29. Julie Long says:

    Cinnamon oaty cookies.

  30. donna clinton says:

    Chocolate and Hazelnut cookies

  31. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I love Bourbons

  32. I love shortbread 🙂

  33. Double Chocolate chip cookie

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

  35. Alison Turner says:

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

  36. Lynne OConnor says:

    Apple Digestives

    • I’ve never heard of apple digestives Lynne! Sounds fabulous. x

  37. Kirsty Norton says:

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


    Chocolate chip cookies!

  39. lorraine stone says:

    Choc and orange cookies. Yummy!

  40. Meryl Rees says:

    I love peanut cookies, or peanut butter ones!

  41. Isabel O'Brien says:

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

  42. 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

  43. 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 🙂

    • Those Bero books were brilliant – “a home is not a home unless it has a Bero recipe book”! 🙂

  44. michelle bennett says:

    White chocolate and strawerry flapjacks 😀

  45. Janet Palmer says:

    I love a peanut butter cookie 🙂

  46. 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 =)

  47. Sarah Rees says:

    Chocolate chip – always!

  48. madeline connolly says:

    i like a plain biscuit with my tea

  49. Philip Bradfield says:

    Lemon and ginger cookies

  50. 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

  51. lynn savage says:

    I love shortbread

  52. clair dutton says:

    digestive biscuits

  53. julie-ann eley says:

    nice and simple rich tea is my fave 😉

  54. Lindsey Jones says:

    I love Viennese whirls

  55. Jill Cordner says:

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

  56. Lisa Everaert says:

    I like home made biscuit the ones i make.

  57. faye huntington says:

    cookies!! faye xx

  58. My mum’s homemade oaties.

  59. Cris Curran says:

    I love chocolate covered digestives… yummy!

  60. Karen Barrett says:

    Pecan and toffee cookies

  61. Katherine Coldicott says:

    Peanut cookies, love the texture & flavour.

  62. Amy Skinner says:

    Soft white chocolate chip cookies

  63. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I’m a big fan of oreo cookies.

  64. Kathryn Evans says:

    Fabulous fingers!

  65. 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!

    • Ooh – they sound fabulous Victoria. Do come back here and let us all know if you come up with a recipe! 🙂

  66. Lydia Graham says:

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

  67. Tracey Morgan says:

    White Chocolate Cookies Yum Yum

  68. Kiran Parry says:

    Chocolate digestives

  69. Tina Lawton says:

    Love ginger biscuits x

  70. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    peanut cookies are my favourite.

  71. Jackie ONeill says:

    biscuits, preferably with chocolate in them!

  72. Lorna MacFadyen says:

    choc chip cookies

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

    My favorite cookies are choco chip cookies and

    butter ookies

  74. Paul Witney says:

    Double chocolate chip

  75. Keshia Esgate says:

    White chocolate and orange cookies

  76. Laura Baker says:

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

  77. lyn burgess says:

    chocolate digestives, but it has to be plain chocolate

  78. Francesca Tuck says:

    Peanut butter cookies

  79. Lani Nash says:

    I love dark choc and orange cookies

  80. jen morgan says:

    chewy chocolate chip cookies yummy

  81. Tammy Tudor says:

    i love fudge brownie cookies 🙂 thank you for the giveaway

    • My pleasure Tammy! Fudge and brownie in cookie form – that sounds awesome! 🙂

  82. Hazel Christopher says:

    Shortbread is my favourite

  83. Lisa Collins says:

    Triple chocolate cookies!

  84. Mickie Bull says:

    Double White Chocolate Cookies!

  85. Christine Shelley says:

    Lovely blog and giveaway, i’m a biscuits fan

    • Thanks so much Christine – very kind of you to say! 🙂

  86. Alice Hindley says:

    Scottish Shortbread

  87. angela sandhu says:

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

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

  89. Selina Jefferies says:

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

  90. julie laing says:

    Strawberry shortbread

  91. Amy Williams says:

    I love custard creams. YUM!

  92. Tracy Newton says:

    I love homemade blueberry cookies

  93. Mark Whittaker says:

    Ginger snaps, though Viennese Fingers come a very close second

  94. Jill Webb says:

    do love a shortbread

  95. sarah birkett says:

    white chocolate and raspberry

  96. Stacey Melia says:

    Peanut butter cookies 🙂

  97. cookies are my favourite

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

  99. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    I love raisin and oatmeal cookies 🙂

  100. Rachael Lines says:

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

  101. Emma Nixon says:

    Oatmeal and raisin cookies.

  102. Christina Curtis says:

    Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

  103. Vikki Sanderson says:

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

  104. Heather T says:

    Anything with sultana’s/currants or raisins

  105. Jessica Wilde says:

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

  106. Kathryn Morris says:

    Double chocolate chip cookies! 🙂

  107. katie skeoch says:

    pecan cookies – delicious

  108. Lavender shortbread 🙂

  109. pauline hill says:

    chocolate digestive

  110. EMMA WALTERS says:

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

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

  112. laura banks says:

    has to be chocolate chip cookies

  113. Ashleigh Allan says:

    Double chocolate chip cookies!

  114. Coconut crunch biscuits

  115. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse says:

    Chocolate chip cookies.

  116. 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.

    • Snicker Doodles sound lovely. I guess over here we would call them cinnamon sugar cookies. I much prefer your name! 🙂

  117. Lynne Durkin says:

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

  118. 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?

    • I agree – the cutter tin is genius – I keep looking at it and thinking I should have bought one for myself! 🙂

  119. Laura Asplin says:

    Double chocolate cookies

  120. Katie Evans says:

    Anything with chocolate chips are pretty fantastic! 🙂

  121. Caroline Clarke says:

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

  122. Felicity kelly says:

    Sour cherry and chocolate cookies

    • Ooh – sour cherry and chocolate are made for each other! 🙂

  123. adeinne tonner says:

    Chocolate chip cookies

  124. Charlotte Foy says:

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

    • Brilliant Charlotte! I have the same thought process with oat & raisin cookies! 🙂

  125. Christina Brown says:

    Bourbons 🙂

  126. claire mccann says:

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

    • Haha Claire. Can’t agree with the biscuit but whole heartedly agree about the band! 🙂

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

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

  129. Sarah Wyatt says:

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

  130. White chocolate cookies!! Yummy!

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

    • Nothing boring about that Kim! They are the best tea-dunkers! 🙂

  132. Hannah Bee Griffin says:

    Peanut butter chocolate cookies are my fav

    • Ooh – I don’t think I’ve ever had peanut butter AND chocolate in the same cookie! Must try. 🙂

    • I love soft cookies – so much easier on the teeth! 😉

    • I had to look these up Crystal. They look good – similar to our Jammy Dodgers. Over here jam-jams mean pyjamas! 🙂

    • Good choice Heather! I love oat cookies. 🙂

    • Thanks Brandi. It is such a fun thing to do! 🙂

  133. frances hopkins says:

    Chocolate Plain Digestive yum!

    • Oh that’s another one where I find it hard to put the packet away! 😉

    • Aw thanks Joanne. It is very exciting! 😀

  134. 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 😉

  135. Andrea Williams says:

    Has to be chocolate hobnobs, so moorish x

    • Oh gosh yes Andrea – haven’t had Hobnobs for ages! Too easy to eat a whole packet in one go! 😉

  136. Angela Cole says:

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

    • Thanks Angela. I’m not usually a fan of white chocolate but it does go very well with raspberries! 🙂

    • Thanks Stephanie. I love the tin the cutters come in. 🙂

    • Oh yes, it can take ages to find a perfect sugar cookie recipe but once you do… 🙂

  137. Kim Neville says:

    Chocolate chip cookies

  138. Tracy Nixon says:

    I love Ginger Parkins!

  139. kellyjo walters says:

    all butter cookies with choc chips

    • Shortbread is fab Tracey. Its something I rarely make ’cause the store-bought kind is so good here in Scotland! 🙂

    • I certainly expected some unusual veggie combo from you Kate but I must say that sounds fabulous! 🙂

    • 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

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

    • 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! 🙂

    • I’m a big fan of oatmeal & raisin cookies too! I must make some – mine are usually from the supermarket!

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

    • Oh yes Zoe – those golden crunch creams are addictive! 🙂

    • Good choice Anna – I love macaroons – must make some again soon! 🙂

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

    • 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

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

    • 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! 🙂

      • When we lived in the States, I used to go to an Italian shop in the Little Italy area, they sold amazing pine nuts cookies and ice cream.

      • Never heard of pine nut cookies Galina. Sounds fab! 🙂

    • Ooh – I’ve never tried buckwheat in a cookie. Sounds great 🙂

  144. I love cookies 🙂 btw congrats on ur first giveaway

    • Thanks Bhawya. I’m so excited to finally be doing a giveaway – been planning it for ages. 🙂

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