Cookies and Spatulas: The Winners

Chocolate Chip Cookies Part 1

Do you ever have those mornings when the snooze button seems to go off every two minutes, your hair is simply inconsolable, and you discover that your favorite plaid shirt that you’ve had for half your life is  now too ripped to wear and be cool?   Do you have those mornings when you’d just like to go back to bed for another 6 hours, wake up and call it a re-do?  Yea… me too.

On those mornings, believe it or not, I turn to you all for a smile.  You’ve got words of wisdom.  You’ve got jokes.  You’ve got what I need to get through those off kilter mornings.  Thank you.  Really.

I wish I could thank each and every one of you a big batch of my chocolate chip cookies, but because that seems like too daunting a task for a morning like this, I’ll have to put the recipe in your hands and encourage you to bring some chocolate chip love to your kitchen on my behalf.

The winners of the chocolate chip cookie and super cool spatula giveaway are:

Chocolate Chip Cookies Part 1

Jennifer in Chicago! Hello Winner!  Cookies comin’ at ya!

I grew up in the Virgin Islands, and now live in Chicago.
Favorite things:
1. Eating coconut cream out of the can. I always leave some in the can when cooking so i can have spoonfuls of treats for the weeks ahead!
2. Fresh mangoes from a tree
3. The feel of hot sand in between my toes
4. Listening to my cats “talk” to me with their communicative chirps and growls.
5. Seeing my husbands face after a satisfying meal I have cooked for him.
6. Chocolate chip cookies! (Especially from you, i bet?). Anything sweet and delicious actually.
7. Coming home with “kids say the darndest things” stories when i teach art.
8. Looking through blogs and getting a taste of other peoples lives.
9. Wearing flip flops, knowing there’s no chance of it being cold outside!10. Getting a new book in the mail.

Salmiak in Sweden! Cute spatulas makin’ their way to Sweden for you!


I am from Stockholm, Sweden

I have a lot of favorite things but among them are:
* My boy
* Love
* Baking
* Music
* Grocery stores
* Travelling…and seeing other grocery stores..

AND…!  Because I just can’t help myself… a bonus winner!

Rebecca in London.  You win spatulas too!  Lucky win!

Hi Joy,

You spoil us, you really do.

I’m here is rainy London, and my favourite things, in so particular order – except the first – include such things as:

1) Watching my boyfriend do the crossword.
2) Listening to cricket on the radio.
3) Knitting with a purring cat on my lap, who chews my needles and plays with my yarn.
4) Baking, and then being able to share my baking with aforementioned boyfriend and cat (yes, cat, he’s a muffin-loving fiend!).
5) Reading and being inspired by amazing blogs (ahem, that means you!)
6) Dozing in bed on a lazy Sunday morning with a pot of coffee, a baked treat and the papers.
7) Strolling in the sunshine (when we actually get some)
8) Pub lunches that involve games of scrabble.

I could go on, and on….

How do I pick these winners?  I don’t.  I leave it to my friends to randomly scroll through your comments with their eyes closed and one hand tied behind their backs.  It’s a science…. mostly.

Thanks to all of you for playing along.  Thanks for all your love and good vibes.  More giveaways and surprises in the very near future.  I just can’t help myself.

34 thoughts on “Cookies and Spatulas: The Winners

  1. I just wanted you to know that not only do I love the wonderful recipes and great pictures you post, I love reading your cleverly written stories and posts. I feel like you are a good friend. Thanks for always brightening my days :)

  2. Oh my goodness, I won! A bonus winner too. Thank you so much. See, now I have to make your chocolate chip cookies using the spatulas!

    I meant it when I said you spoil us, and I didn’t just mean with your competitions, but with your writing and your recipes. You really do let a little bit of joy into my life every morning when I read.

    I think you should win something Joy, so in return for the bonus spatulas, I shall post a little bit of something to you all the way from London. Deal?

  3. I thinks it’s pretty fun to come up with a new “favorite things” list at least once a week and each week list different things from the week before.This is a fantastic contest and congrats to all the winners!

  4. Reading that article made me so hungry for cookies! I will definitely let my next batch of cookie dough rest for the full day if not the whole 36 hours.

    AND! I love your picture of the brown sugar. My mum is known for her chocolate chip cookies and growing up she always put a smidge of brown sugar in my mouth while baking.

  5. so fun! i loved reading all of their favorite things. :) i think i have to go back chocolate chip cookies now and WISH them into being joy the baker cookies.

    so i have a request… if i might. ;) my mom and sissies are sugar-free babes and i want to send them a carepackage so badly. i haven’t come across any AWESOME sugar-free treats yet… i bet you have something up your sleeve that i could use for a mother’s day treat to send my mama. concider it a challenge. i don’t want to use a ton of splenda either. i know, i’m picky. :)

    i love your blog! i check it every day… several times a day.

  6. So cute. Congrats to the winners! Just reading about people’s favorite things brightened up my day. I love Jennifer’s idea of eating coconut cream from the can. Strangely, the idea has never occurred to me, even though I use it in a lot of recipes.

  7. Now that you’ve chosen winners and there is no way I’ll win anything for saying this, I want to tell you, Joy, that YOU are one of my most favoritest things. I love when the RSS says you’ve added to your blog. I know I’ll have my tastebuds tantalized and eyes and heart opened by a sweet person with a loving giving personality. I wish you lived closer so I could give you a hug in person on those, hit the snooze button a zillion times, days. But I can’t. All I can tell you is that they’re coming at you nearly every day through this silly computer monitor.

    Oh, other favorite things:

    AnnieCat, food (some folks call it baking or cooking…I call it playing with my food), Anticipation, food (sweet, sticky, gooey something that barely makes it from pan to mouth…totally skipping plating), Fiber (as in wool, cotton, bamboo, alpaca…), food (savory, crispy-crunchy outsides, soft sensuous insides bursting with flavor), One eyed wonder dog, …and food. And YOU.

    Thanks Joy. You really are.

  8. Whew! Glad to hear you had help. When I saw all the responses, I thought you’d be spending a week trying to pick a winner because they were all so wonderful!!! Now back to baking!

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