Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Annual Cookbooklette Giveaway + Cookie Recipe!

Friends!

It's that magical time of the year... when I do my annual holiday cookbooklette giveaway! Every holiday season, I make a little homemade zine featuring some of my favorite recipes from that year. (Here is a link  with instructions on how to make your own) Every year, I give these to my family, my friends, my yoga students, AND 30 lucky bloggie winners! This contest is open to everyone all around the world (except people who forget to leave an email or blog contact in their comment!)

This year's excellent edition is called Yum Town
and that is where you will be headed if you win a copy!


Also! This year, the zine features a brand new recipe from yours truly, which I am very proud of: Spiced Fig & Marmalade Cookies
Most of the recipes in the cookbooklette are not actually mine, they're recipes from other people's cookbooks that I've fallen in love with. But, this cookie recipe is one I came up with - based on the flavors of one of my favorite Italian desserts called panforte. I took the spices and flavors of panforte, and put them into this delicious cookie. Let me know if you make them, and if you like them! :) I'm so proud of my recipe baby!


Here's the recipe ~ straight from the cookbooklette, so you get a sneak preview!

So, to enter - leave a comment on this post, and make sure to leave an email address if I can't contact you through your blog. I'll pick the winners one week from today, on Wednesday December 19th. Good luck!

66 comments:

  1. Oh boy --- we are SO making these cookies!

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  2. Hooray! Consider my last comment on one of your old zine giveaways a trial run. I should have it down perfectly by now! ;)

    I received a zine of yours waaaaay back when the Vegan Freaks board was still popular, and you offered them there. I didn't even know your wonderful blog back then, but I totally fell in love with all of your adorable drawings and favorite recipes. Crossing my fingers I win again!

    Your cookies sound so delicious and perfectly seasonal!

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  3. Those look great!

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  4. your cookies are darling and beautiful and sounds irresistibly yum town. if i can, i will try to xgfxercise them for you, if you want! it shouldn't be hard, since they don't call for too much flour.

    love you amey!
    xo
    kittee

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  5. Oooh I want to go to Yum Town!! These are so cute. I always love your drawings- you're so talented. I've got to make the recipe you posted too, especially as nobody eats marmalade in my house but we always have jars of the stuff for some reason...much better in cookies I think :)

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  6. I am a fan of panforte so my taste buds are ready for these cookies. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I have been following your blog for a couple of years and because of your enthusiasm we have been eating more vegan meals. Happy Holidays!

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  7. Spiced Fig & Marmalade Cookies sound wonderful, I would love to win a copy!

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  8. Bridget2:31 PM

    This is a great idea; love to make a zine for my non-vegan friends (if they can be called friends!) because they seem to like the vegan food they eat. Love to get Yum Town as well; thanks for the chance! (cbcdogs at yahoo)

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  9. YAY! I love when you do this each Christmas!

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  10. oh my goodness what a great idea! this is adorable. I don't just want this for the amazing recipes, but i want to see all those adorable doodles!

    jacquelinefcolman@gmail.com

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  11. I love cookies! :))))))

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  12. that's a cute idea. i've been meaning to make little zines for holiday presents for many years, but never seem to get around to it.. :/

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  13. Those cookies sound amazing! And you wrote the recipe so nicely :)
    I'd love to win one of the zines!

    die.guetige.fee@web.de

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  14. I would LOVE to win one of these, especially if your drawings are included! Email is sgcorrie@gmail.com.

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  15. Mmmm...since I drool over most of your posts (and smile at your drawings), I think I would love this!

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  16. What a wonderful idea! I will try to make one for my friends :) What beautiful pictures you draw as well

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  17. Anonymous5:15 PM

    What a great idea! I just found your blog and can't wait to try some of your treats. Email is dori.laskin@gmail.com

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  18. You are so creative and generous, Amey! Thank you for the giveaway and the new recipe.

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  19. I tend to love the recipes you love, at least based on the years of lurking I've done, so this looks like a wonderful zine!
    (cartercam at gmail)

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  20. I'd love one! Those cookies sound incredible!

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  21. I'd definitely like to take a trip to Yum Town ;)

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  22. These cookies look delicious - I love pistachios!

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  23. The cookbooklette looks amazing! Love the drawings!

    cvillenacarter@gmail.com

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  24. Cookbook giveaway time is the most wonderful time of the year!

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  25. Fig AND marmalade cookies! Those sound great.

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  26. Anonymous8:02 PM

    I love your cookbooklettes! I hoard the ones I've received while in your yoga class. Sarah Z. sbzamani@yahoo.com

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  27. I would love one please!! The fig cookies sound incrrrreeedible.

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  28. That is a genius gift idea! Of course it probably helps that you can create delicious food. I would love a copy

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  29. Amey zines are my most favourite zines of all!

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  30. Such a cute holiday gift idea! Would love a copy :)

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  31. Oooooh! Me me me me! Pick me! Please please please!!!! :) How cute!!!!! Such a great idea. You rock :)

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  32. Oh, I must get your latest and greatest zine! How sad would it be if there was just a gaping hole in my collection of your creative brilliance? Fingers crossed I don't have to contemplate that possibility...!

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  33. What a great idea!

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  34. How adorable - I love your drawings, reminds me of the Moosewood cookbooks!

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  35. Uuh, how i want this!
    I totally Love zines, whether theyŗ'e about veganism or feminism or anything else, i used to make ala zines when little, i should start again :'D

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  36. Gosh, Amey, I love your handwriting and drawings. Not only would that cookzine take me to yum-town, it would also take me to adorable-ville! Thanks for doing this every year. It's super sweet of you!

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  37. I feel like cooking everything from your cookbooklette:)

    sunnylion@o2.pl

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  38. I love figs so I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks!

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  39. Ohhh my ...' I think I would jump up and down to hold one copy in my hands. I love your doodles and that's why I always come back. Great front cover!
    Best greetings from Germany (esp. to Snoopy :-))
    Lilian

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  40. I made these tasty cookies this morning and they are yummy!

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  41. I feel so greedy entering to win Yum Town because I already won one of your cookbooklette a few years ago! It was the Gastronomus Maximus, and it was awesome! The drawings were my favorite part!

    The spiced cookies look so good! I have never had panforte, but the flavors sound wonderful. And a whole teaspoon of almond extract - that's my kind of cookie recipe!

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  42. Eeeeek I would love to win this! It's super adorable!

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  43. I want one! I was inspired to make my own tiny cookbooklette, but I'm no illustrator, so it's mostly just nice type and hand drawn hearts and my favorite creations from this Winter. I can't wait to make your cookies, they sound amazing :)

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  44. I would love this!!

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  45. Just ate two of these cookies for breakfast! I made a batch yesterday and did put some in the freezer for later munching. I would be happy to receive your booklet.

    Jakers7253@aol.com

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  46. Anonymous10:32 AM

    I just can't believe that one person can cook such awesome yummy things!You must be a Cookie Fairy!Your friends from Alushta would like to come to SC and live at your kitchen in a case not to miss fresh-baked goodies!We also would like to get a cookbooklette!

    olga2387@rambler.ru

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  47. I love your drawings and I like a lot of the same foods you do, so I'd love to win a copy!

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  48. I'm super happy to have come across your blog in my quest to make some vegan holiday cookies! Bookmarked in my Vegan folder. :) Thanks!! tiyinkling-at-gmail-dotcom

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  49. Your cookbooklette is gorgeous! I would love to win a copy :-)

    Courtney

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  50. Hi Amey, I'm vegan newbie and am so happy to stumble upon your blog in my search to find vegetarian and vegan resources and recipes. I'm amazed at all the beautiful and yummy vegan dishes you prepared and feel so inspired to make similar dishes for my family. P.S. I adore your drawings and sense of humor :). I would love to win one of your annual cookbookets. My email is twilight916@gmail.com. If you have any wonderful starter recipes books/sites that you would recommend for newbies at vegan cooking, I would love to hear all about it. Cheers!

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  51. I'd love to go to Yum Town! :) Your cookbooklette looks adorable -- it's such a great gift idea -- and I'm definitely going to try the cookie recipe. My email is bethvrabel@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  52. Jacqui7:47 AM

    I would love to share vegan treats with omnis to show them how great they can be. This would help me in my quest! pappasjacqui@yahoo.com

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  53. I won your zine from last year and I've tried quite a few recipes from it and they have all been hits. I would love to add your newest zine to my shelf. (emilyhuston101@gmail.com)

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  54. I love how creative you are with these. :) Maybe I'll be lucky this year. :)

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  56. Anonymous3:01 AM

    I would LOVE to win a copy of Yum Town! Marveling at your cute drawings and baking tons of cookies – what a great way of spending my time during Christmas vacation! :-)
    Love from Germany, Katrin (Katrin.Schepers@gmx.de)

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  57. Those sound amazing! : )

    cllovegood@yahoo.com

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  58. Yum Town must be a delicious place to live - I want to go there! Meanwhile, Your recipe baby is going to be made here, at my place and at this instant!
    p.water9@upcmail.nl

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  59. Aww, I want to take a trip to Yum Town!!!

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  60. So cool! I have one of your cookbooklette from a few years ago. Has it already been that long? :-)

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  61. So many of my favorite flavors in one cookie! Figs, pistachios, cinnamon and orange marmalade. You are a genius!

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  62. I'm scraping in at the last minute! I love your cookbooklette idea and I'm doing a similar thing for my parents this year- handwriting out my favourite recipes from the year to give them in a cute recipe tin. There are too many to choose from this year, my hand hurts already!

    Your cookies sound great too, I love figs and pistachios together. I think I know what to do with the homemade marmalade I've got left over from Christmas gifts this year!

    My blog contact form is kind of glitchy sometimes, so just in case, my email address is erinkategoddard@gmail.com.

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  63. hi, I have just found your blog through vegan.in.brighton, and I have just started my own, check it out if you have time. the zine looks ace. my email add is steph_musgrave@hotmail.com. peace. x

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  64. So awesome you are doing this again! I love your new cookie recipe. I bet it is as fantastic as the DiSaronno cookie recipe. (I am still dreaming about that one. I need to make those cookies again.)

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  65. Bah! I just saw this! Can I still enter? I'm gonna try: hally dot thornton at gmail dot com.

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