Enter the Argus Leader reader cookie contest!

Home-baked cookies are one of the sweetest way to say, “Happy holidays.”

Who, after all, can resist a cookie covered in chocolate, frosted with rich buttercream or simply sprinkled with sugar? Even people who do very little baking the rest of the year often bake a favorite Christmas cookie recipe or two. That’s because Christmas cookies are so much more than simple baked treats. They’re gifts of love, connecting us to friends and family near and far.

If you love to bake like I do, then you need to enter the Argus Leader’s annual reader cookie contest. Find the entry form here and bring it, along with the recipe and six cookies to the Argus Leader before 5 p.m. Dec. 5 or 1 p.m. Dec. 6.

Winners will receive grocery store gift cards - $50 for first, $30 for second and $20 for third.