{Giveaway} The Cookie Thing

FOF Susan Butler is giving away “The Cookie Thing” — a pure maple wood rolling pin with four different sized wooden planks that allow you to roll cookie dough to the perfect width without any added flour or mess (see video below). She is also giving away the “Little Cookie Thing,” a smaller version for kids.  Enter to win by answering this question in the comment section below: What’s your favorite kind of cookie?

Susan Butler, a bond broker for over 30 years, devotes her spare time to the non-profit organization, Caring Friends Incorporated.  Known for her expert baking skills, Susan was asked by Caring Friends to teach a group of underserved women how to bake for profit in 2008. “The first few weeks they had difficulty cracking eggs and cutting butter, let alone rolling the cookie dough evenly,” says Susan. “I needed something to help them bake large amounts of cookies that looked and tasted good.”

Worried that she had bitten off more than she could chew, Susan went home to her husband John that night, and explained the problem she was having. “I told my husband that we had to come up with some kind of ‘cookie thing,’ because the cookies had to be perfectly sized to fit into the packaging we had.”  Susan and John searched to see if there was a tool that already existed that would solve their issue. When they came up empty-handed, John used his woodworking skills to create the prototype “Cookie Thing,” the world’s first baking tool to help bakers roll dough to the exact thickness they need.

“The measuring boards give you the depth of dough you need–1/8th inch thickness is perfect for pie crust as well as thin, crispy cookies,  1/4″ (the size most commonly used for roll-out cookies), 3/8″ for thicker cookies, and 1/2″ for biscuits.” Susan says you can stack the boards for even more size variation. Using the Cookie Thing also eliminates mess. Watch the video below to see it in action.

When the women she was instructing through Caring Friends used the Cookie Thing, Susan saw a tremendous increase in productivity. She knew she was onto something. In 2012, Susan was shopping in her local Williams-Sonoma store when she inquired about getting her product carried there. When the salesperson saw the Cookie Thing in action, he was impressed and submitted it to the Culinary President of the company for review. Since submitting her product (which is still under review), Susan has participated in 13 of Williams-Sonoma’s artisans markets, where she showcases her product for Williams-Sonoma customers.  She’s been featured twice on her local Texas news channel Fox26, and in Woman’s World magazine.  She’s sold over 600 Cookie Things since launching in June of 2012, which are all still handcrafted by her husband, John.

“Women over fifty, who have done a lot of baking with their children growing up, buy them to use when their grandchildren, nieces and nephews come over,” says Susan. “Our baking experiences are memories that we’ve made in the kitchen. That’s what I love the most–it helps create memories.”

See Susan’s cookie recipes here.

Enter to win The Cookie Thing and The Little Cookie Thing by answering this question in the comments below: What’s your favorite kind of cookie?


One FOF will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes February 28th, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

181 Responses to “{Giveaway} The Cookie Thing”

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  2. jean olaughlin says:

    iced sugar cookies are my all time favorite cookie!

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  3. Jeanne T says:

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip – baked or raw!!

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  4. kay wolter says:

    My Mother’s chocolate chip fluffy cookies lots of air

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  5. Sharon Rickert says:

    Unfortunately, my favorite cookie is chocolate/PB oatmeal no-bakes. However, my daughter-in law and granddaughters would love this as a gift.

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  6. Gianna says:

    I love sugar cookies.

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  7. Noreen says:

    Chocolate chip oatmeal cookie (snicker doodle is good too, we just made then an hour ago)

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  8. Allison says:

    White chip

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  9. crystal allen says:

    snickerdoodles are my fave thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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  10. Suzie Williams says:

    I like peanut butter cookies!

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  11. cassandra says:

    i love sugar cookies.

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  12. Erica C. says:

    Chocolate Chip for me!

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  13. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    Girl Scout Samoa Cookies

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  14. kristy dobbs says:

    CHOCOLATE CHIP

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  15. darla says:

    Chocolate chip.

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  16. katie says:

    Love the standard chocolate chip or snickerdoodle

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  17. Julia Packer says:

    I discovered this easy recipe including two of my favorite cookies on pinterest. It is an oreo inside chocolate chip dough. I have to be careful tho as they are high in calories and highly addicting. You must try them!

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  18. Kathryn C says:

    those raspberry lintzer tarts! yum!

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  19. Laurie Emerson says:

    I am a slave to Oatmeal Raisin!

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  20. Linda G. says:

    peanut butter cookies

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  21. Nancy Coupland says:

    Chocolate chip

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  22. Karen says:

    Peanut butter cookies.

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  23. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I love peanut butter cookies.

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  24. Susan Chester says:

    I love peanut butter blossoms!

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  25. Phoenix says:

    Peanut butter.

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  26. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Chewy chocolate chip

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  27. merry partridge says:

    The sugar cookie

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  28. jeannine s says:

    I love snickerdoodles

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  29. hoppupp says:

    Gingerbread people! So hard to get good spicy ones.

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  30. jennifer bowen says:

    chocolate chip pecan

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  31. Linda Kish says:

    Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite.

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  32. Padma says:

    My favorite cookies are chocolate & peanutbutter

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  33. diane Baum says:

    yummy peanut butter chocolate chip

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  34. Paula Hafner says:

    Peanut Butter Cookies

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  35. kathy pease says:

    I love oatmeal raisin

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  36. Beth C says:

    oatmeal

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  37. Rosalind French says:

    white chocolate macadamon nut

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  38. kendra mcbride says:

    so many to choose its a tie chocolate chips or peanut butter

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  39. Melanie says:

    My favorite cookie is a Russian tea cake, my family loves chocolate chip and we enjoy making sugar cookies at Christmas time.

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  40. ellen schull says:

    I love chocolate chunk.

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  41. Lauren says:

    My favourite cookie combines the great flavours of chocolate chips and oatmeal!

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  42. l5143 says:

    I love oatmeal raisen and now started to get createived as I add in some shered coconut, a few nuts and raspberry jelly, cant just have one

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  43. Jan says:

    Tollhouse has always been a favorite!

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  44. Carol says:

    oatmeal raisin

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  45. Radhika S says:

    Chocolate chip.

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  46. liliMarlene says:

    OOOHHH so many cookies. Right now the cookie I can’t pass up–I’ll even go out of my way for it is Momofuku’s Milk Bar Corn Cookie. Ranks as the best!!!! sugar type cookie ever, with loads of sweet corn flavor.

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  47. Jennifer says:

    I love a classic chocolate chip cookie!

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  48. chadro says:

    Thumbprints!

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  49. wetc87 says:

    My favorite is white chocolate macadamia nut cookies

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  50. Katharine Davis says:

    I love sugar cookies

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  51. James Beck says:

    tollhouse

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  52. msortet says:

    Molasses cookies! They remind me of my Grandmother – I used to bake them with her when I was little. Now as an adult, my batches never seem to taste as good as hers! What a great concept!

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  53. Tonya H says:

    Chocolate Chip with extra chocolate!

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  54. Sarah S says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies.

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  55. Jana Hayes says:

    I can’t get enough of frosted sugar cookies.

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  56. Gennie Lancaster says:

    I love Peanut Butter cookies!

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  57. smfsprout says:

    Geez. It’s really hard to pick just one since it really depends on my mood. Of course you can never go wrong with the old fashioned chocolate chip, or the oatmeal raisin or the snickerdoodle. MMmmmm. Now I’m hungry.

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  58. Angela V. says:

    I like oatmeal raisin cookies. Moist and chewy, with fresh raisins–these cookies satisfy the craving for something sweet.

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  59. Ann says:

    Chocolate chip!

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  60. Tamar says:

    I’m all about peanut butter cookies.

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  61. meredith says:

    I love molasses cookies

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  62. Cathy Wardlaw says:

    sugar so we can decorate!

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  63. Cathy Wardlaw says:

    I would love to have this! I have a grandson who is turning 3 soon and he loves to help in the kitchen! I am giving him his own chef hat and apron for his birthday and this would be great to have so that we can make cookies together and not have to worry about correcting him on thickness of his rolling technique!

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  64. onehsancare says:

    Mocha Nut Butterballs FTW!

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  65. Basya says:

    I love peanut butter cookies! Also any cookie with raisins and chocolate in it.

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  66. L says:

    Big soft ginger cookies!

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  67. Anastasia says:

    ALL COOKIES lol 🙂 but I really love a classic chocolate chip 🙂 Especially if it’s nice and chewy with gooey chocolate chips 🙂

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  68. Connie Williamson says:

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, with sugar cookies running a close second.

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  69. Larisa says:

    I love all cookies, but if I have to choose, I would take oatmeal cookies.

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  70. Denice P says:

    My favorite kind of cookie is peanut butter.

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  71. Christine says:

    Snickerdoodles

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  72. mintjulie says:

    Sugar Cookies — i would make them for any and every holiday and decorate them with icing and sprinkles!!

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  73. strawberry3d says:

    nabisco sugar wafers

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  74. Valeen N says:

    I love Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies! Followed by yummy sugar cookies!

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  75. christal c w says:

    I like anise cookies

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  76. Nicole Newby says:

    Peanut butter chocolate chip!

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  77. Sue Ellison says:

    I love Snickerdoodles!

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  78. mimi says:

    tollhouse

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  79. Elizabeth says:

    I love peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

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  80. Cynthia C says:

    I like chocolate biscotti

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  81. renee walters says:

    Chocolate chip macadamian nut cookies are my favorite! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

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  82. Jocelyn Rice says:

    White chocolate, macodamian nut cookies

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  83. Kathy Jorritsma says:

    Nothing beats a warm Chocolate chip cookie, may some pecans or walnuts!! 🙂

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  84. Debra Barber says:

    Fruitcake Cookies are my favorite!

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  85. Nancy M says:

    I love oatmeal raisin!

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  86. Elizabeth says:

    I love to make and eat linzer tart cookies.

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  87. Kelly says:

    Sugar cookies with icing

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  88. Sacha Schroeder says:

    My favorite is chocolate chip!

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  89. Nancy Jachcik says:

    White chunk chocolate cookie!

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  90. Louise Golden says:

    wedding cookies

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  91. Katherine Donovan says:

    I love frosted sugar cookies!

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  92. gmc says:

    oatmeal chocolate chip have to be my very favortie, but I love beautiful traditional sugar cookies when they turn out “just right”–sounds like this would help insure that happened more often!

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  93. Soledad says:

    OOOHHHH where can I start? I have never met a cookie that I didn’t like. My favorite are chocolate chip cookies with any kind of nut mixed in. Running a very close second are peanut butter or the almond cookies that are served in a Chinese restaurant.

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  94. Julie says:

    A true Scottish shortbread, delicious and decadent!

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  95. diane schroeder says:

    i love snickerdoodles

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  96. Margarida says:

    My favourite cookie or biscuit- I’m from England- is homemade, and over-loaded with nuts, raisins and huge chunks of quality chocolate.

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  97. Cherie Lee says:

    Chocolate Chunk Cookies with pecans, used to be my all time favorite and while I still love it, my new favorite is Cowboy Cookies! They have a nice flavor made with oatmeal, pecans, and chocolate chips! Yum!

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  98. ELIZABETH C. says:

    My favorite are Peanut butter cookies !

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  99. Doreen O. says:

    I love sugar cookies and getting creative with them. The cookie Thing is a perfect fit! My daughter loves them and I have a granddaughter on the way, so I’m looking forward to many years of rolling and cutting and baking!

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  100. Carol says:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chip.

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  101. eddyrobey says:

    alfajores, shortbread sandwiches filles with cajeta

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  102. dolores says:

    My husband loves nuthorn cookies and any cookie with raisins

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  103. brandy g. says:

    Coconut Macaroons are my favorite

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  104. danielle lima says:

    oatmeal raisin

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  105. pamela = says:

    sugar cookies

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  106. Suzy Zawadzke says:

    My favorite kind of cookie is oatmeal raisin.

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  107. Zenaida says:

    Chocolate Chip

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  108. Debbie Chaney says:

    I’m a nut for white chocolate macadamia nut cookies!

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  109. Janet says:

    Anything with coconut in it!

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  110. janet says:

    oatmeal–just plain oatmeal

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  111. ktpotat says:

    shortbread and lace cookies

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  112. Diane says:

    Honestly, there are few cookies that I do not like. And in my lifetime, I have baked thousands of dozens of cookies. Each year for most of my adult life I started baking in September and then freezing. By Christmas time, I had a grand assortment of cookies of all kinds, shapes, sizes, colors, tastes. Large trays of cookies were given to friends and family and they looked forward to them each year. Throughout the year I kept cookies baked and in the freezer. Neighbors would call and say..I’m grading papers, do you have some cookies you can share? Yes, I did. I always had some for sick friend, too. And to snack on. I guess if I had to narrow it down to one cookie, I would choose gingerbread boys. But I really love them all!

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  113. Alexa Golub says:

    I love shortbread – the more butter the better!

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  114. Barbara C says:

    chocolate chip!

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  115. Faith says:

    Chocolate chunk!

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  116. dmnyes says:

    I L-O-V-E macaroons!

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  117. ginny says:

    oatmeal raisin is my favorite

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  118. Ida says:

    Chocolate chips! But they are just one of my favorites. I love all kinds of cookies, specially to do it with children.

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  119. Laura Royal says:

    I love ginger cookies!

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  120. BlueBear says:

    I am a baker and haven’t purchased any cookies in over three decades. My favorite kind of cookie is a crisp one and getting the dough the right thickness is important. This gadget would be a god-send in my kitchen!

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  121. Pat Dugan says:

    White Chocolate Chip Macadamia are my favorite. Best when soft and warm.

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  122. Dorothy Borgese says:

    snickerdoodle

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  123. Rebecca says:

    Oh, how I would love to win this! I come from a long line of PA Dutch Bakers, and the recipe I would choose would be my maternal grandmother’s Sand Tart recipe, both a family favorite and a new favorite at every function I bring them to.

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  124. Terri B'Hymer says:

    I found an internet recipe for Norwegian Almond cookies that are leavened with Baker’s Ammonia – they are delicious, with an amazing melt-in-your mouth texture.

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    • Soledad says:

      I am going to look on line for that recipe. It sounds delish.

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  125. bclaxton says:

    I love chocolate chunk cookies. But love oatmeal and peanut butter.

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  126. Jen says:

    coconut macaroons are my favorite.. they remind me of my grandparents who always had them on hand for the grandchildren. 🙂

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  127. Betty A. Jones says:

    My favorite cookie……it usually depends on the day, mood, whats on sale etc. chocolate chip of course, Vienna fingers, thin mints, oreos, and of course milk or coffee for dun’kin.

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  128. cathiecoats says:

    ANYTHING my daughter makes is my favorite. She did not inherit her immense culinary talents from moi. This would be such a nice gift for her. Thank you for picking me.

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  129. Tracey says:

    My favorite are oatmeal with butterscotch chips and toasted pecans still warm from the oven.

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  130. sandy haber says:

    Chocolate chip. with or without coconut on top [which is the way my husband prefers]. Can be either chocolate dough surrounding the chips or ‘regular’ but NO PEANUT BUTTER!

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  131. margaret says:

    Sugar Cookies are the best. What a great idea the Cookie Thing is. I had never known about it. Wish I had as I find it impossible to get the dough rolled out to the right size for cookies and pie crusts, even with the ruler I use. Great , Great Idea. Wish I had know this past Christmas season. My life would have been so much easier.

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  132. Fran Kahn says:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chip because just like the little black dress you can dress it up or down-stick to the basic recipe or add extra chips, raisins, oats, candy or whatever suits the occasion!

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  133. ellen schull says:

    definately chocolate chunk.

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  134. Angela says:

    My favorite cookies are shortbread & almond crescents. Both remind me of Christmas & family!

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  135. sandra Marshall says:

    I love to decorate and eat cut out cookies for all special occasions. Also love chocolate chip!!

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  136. michele snowdon says:

    Thin and crisp Chocolate Chip Cookie!

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  137. Linda Davis Siess says:

    Oh, my mom’s sugar cookie – I can taste it just by thinking of it – crisp, a little bit sweet. I’m lucky to have her recipe, written in her own hand – and her cookie cutters, too! But I struggle with rolling them out – The Cookie Thing is a genius idea!

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  138. km_maggard says:

    I love sugar cookies…with or without frosting!

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  139. bpaine says:

    molasses – warm spices, chewy or crunchy, delicious, exciting. For a community event, I made lots of ‘Fairy Gingerbread’ (god bless you, Cook’s Illustrated!) one year – paper thin ginger cookies – but I love thicker molasses cookies best. ahhhhh….

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  140. Elyse says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies most. However, I haven’t met many homemade cookies I didn’t like at least a little. As long as they’re made with real butter…

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  141. Shannon Baas says:

    chocolate chip.

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  142. Pamela Lloyd says:

    Oatmeal is our favorite

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  143. CME says:

    Wow, how simple an idea…love to bake!

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  144. Brenda Leon says:

    No-bake Oatmeal!! Loved as a kid, still love!!

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  145. Kim Cage says:

    Home made oatmeal raisin cookies are my very favorite!!!!

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  146. Betta spencer says:

    Toll house cookies. Simply good!!!

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  147. Joan says:

    Any cookie that my mom makes – she’s a wonderful baker!!!

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  148. LMJF says:

    SHORTBREAD……….

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  149. oe74 says:

    Ginger crackles – I’ve perfected my recipe and just LOVE them!

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  150. Kathy Jackson says:

    Love the rolling pin

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  151. tdean30 says:

    Chocolate Chip!

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  152. Breanne says:

    No bake cookies

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  153. AJB says:

    Probably peanut butter.

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  154. hofken says:

    My favorite cookies is oatmeal

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  155. carrie obrien says:

    Oops- jumble cookies!

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  156. carrie obrien says:

    We bake a lot and would love this!

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  157. JMeidel says:

    Keiflies – very hard to roll…

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  158. Paula Diekhoff says:

    My favorite cookie is a cut-out, decorated, sugar cookie. I love making decorated cookies and this tool would be extremely helpful. My nieces said they can never get their cookies rolled out to the desired thickness, and the Cookie Thing sounds perfect for them, too. Please let me win so I can use your product and become a “salesman” for you!

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  159. Rosemary Oestreich says:

    Chocolate chip.

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  160. wizardewu says:

    Chocolate chip is my favorite.

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  161. Diane says:

    Chocolate Chip, of course!

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  162. Jennifer Essad says:

    right now I am baking linzer cookies, my mom never made them when we were growing up so I am intrigued by the different tastes and how they melt in you mouth. Thanks for this great contest, I would love to try these pins!

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  163. Jill says:

    My favorite is probably chocolate chip with nuts. I pretty much like almost any cookie!!!!

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  164. Cindy Aiton says:

    My favorite is old fashioned chocolate chip. Nothing beats a cold glass of milk and gooey chocolate chip cookies still warm from the oven. Mmm…

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  165. Jennifer says:

    my favorite kind of cookie is chocolate chip

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  166. sharon says:

    Peanut butter and sugar cookie

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  167. Corinne says:

    My favorite cookies are browned shortbread cut-outs, topped with royal icing.

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  168. Rhonda Dunford says:

    Classic chocolate chip cookies. Why? When my children were growing up, (ages 31 and 34 now); absolutely loved these cookies straight out of the oven while they were warm and gooey with a glass of cold milk; and now when they come over with spouses and children in tow, we still enjoy those warm and gooey cookies. It’s amazing that something so classic and simple can be so comforting and lasting. So yes, my favorite cookie is definitely the classic chocolate chip; just doesn’t get any better.

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  169. kathy kukla says:

    Date-Nut Pinwheels.

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  170. Ruth Wherley says:

    Oatmeal raisin is my favorite!

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  171. REBECCA STEPHEN says:

    I have always made chocolate chip cookies, but sometimes .. I add things, nuts, coco, dates, raisins

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  172. pat alston says:

    vanilla wafer

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  173. Lynn says:

    A cookie called the “Ranger Cookie”, a most amazing cookie with coconut, pecans, oatmeal, honey-nut cornflakes & more. This is one of the most amazing and favorite cookies in my arsenal! I would love this cookie thing!!!

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  174. Cheryl says:

    There are no bad cookies — but my favorite is chocolate chip!

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  175. Sandy L. says:

    Homemade chocolate chips and a glass of milk..

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  176. Kim Ayers says:

    My favorite cookie is lemon coolers.

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  177. Margot C says:

    I like classic (though very short) sugar cookie; which is a tragedy really because I live with and cook for chocolate obsessed men.

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  178. Sherri Kreissig says:

    There almost isn’t a cookie I don’t like!!

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  179. Pamela Smith says:

    LOVE all kinds of COOKIES! My favorite cookies are those made with my Grandkids help:)) First would be Sugar!!

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  180. cathylwood says:

    Peanut butter — still warm and soft from the oven.

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