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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Do you bake the best peanut butter cookies in Clay County?

If so, The Brazil Times American Cancer Society's 2011 Clay County Relay For Life team is looking for you.

The "Clark Kent Super Group," is sponsoring Clay County's Best Peanut Butter Cookie Contest on Monday, Feb. 28. Entries can be brought to the Times' office between 1-2 p.m., with judging to begin at 2:30 p.m.

"We had so much fun when we did it the last time," Times General Manager Lynne Llewellyn said about the team's successful chocolate chip cookie contest in 2009. "We thought we would do it again."

While everyone loves chocolate, and people can still use chocolate in this year's contest, Llewellyn said the team wanted to keep the contest interesting.

Local residents, and businesses, are encouraged to hit the cookbooks for those secret family recipes, or create a new delectable version of an old classic, and bake the best peanut butter cookie in the county.

Businesses that participate will be judged in a separate category.

Entry fees will be $5 for Clay County residents and $10 for businesses in the county. All proceeds will be used to support Relay For Life. The winning entry will receive $25, a three-month subscription to the paper, their picture in the paper and bragging rights for baking "THE" best peanut butter cookies in Clay County.

A few details about the contest have changed this time around.

"We had people come in to the office thinking they could purchase the cookies last time," Llewellyn said. "This time we will be selling cookies."

Bakers are asked to bring in at least two dozen, or more, of their cookies for judging purposes. Any extra cookies will be sold to the public after the judging, with those profits also benefiting Relay For Life.

A few public officials and The Brazil Times Relay Team members will judge the cookies, unless they have entered their own recipes of course. The entrants and members of the public are invited to attend the event.

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