Friday, Nov. 30: #StribHQ in downtown Minneapolis

Taste all five of our winning cookies — while supplies last — starting at 11 a.m. in the atrium of the Star Tribune Building (650 3rd Av. S.), and be sure to cast a vote for your favorite recipe. (Note: This Friday date is different from previous years, when we've hosted this event on Thursday.) We'll be accepting nonperishable food items and cash donations for Second Harvest Heartland. Free.

Saturday, Dec. 1: Mill City Museum

Greet our winning bakers and sample their delicious recipes at this annual fun-filled event in the Baking Lab at the Mill City Museum (704 S. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-341-7582, Dec. 1, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Admission to the museum is $6-$12.

All day, every day

Find 16 years of Taste Holiday Cookie Contest recipes in our easy-to-navigate Cookie Finder at

'The Great Minnesota Cookie Book'

All the recipes from the first 15 years of the Star Tribune's annual Taste Holiday Cookie Contest have been collected in a photo-filled cookbook (University of Minnesota Press, $24.95). Meet authors Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson, and purchase signed copies of their just-released book, at the following events:

Nov. 29: Talk of the Stacks at the Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.). Free.

Nov. 30: Cookies at #StribHQ (650 3rd Av. S., Mpls.), starting at 11 a.m. Free.

Dec. 1: Mill City Museum store (704 S. 2nd St., Mpls.), starting at 11 a.m. Free.

Dec. 2: Magers & Quinn Booksellers (3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.,, 1 to 2 p.m. Free.

Dec. 8: Edina Library (5280 Grandview Square, Edina, 612-543-6325), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free.

Dec. 9: Chapter 2 Books (226 Locust St., Hudson,, noon. Free.

Dec. 15: Glensheen (3300 London Road, Duluth, 1-218-726-8910,, 2 to 4 p.m. Free.

Dec. 16: Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Av. S., St. Paul, 2 to 3 p.m. Free.

It takes a village

We couldn't make our annual cookie contest a reality without the thoughtful and inspiring contributions from our readers. Thank you. And we couldn't have done it without the dedicated group of expert bakers who teamed up to prepare the 17 semifinalist recipes that were scrutinized by our judging panel. Thanks to Amy Carter, Pat Carlson, Erica Friedman, Matt Schmidt, Margaret Tolle and Mai Yang, and a big thanks to Matt Deutsch and Beth Asfeld of Burnsville High School in Burnsville, and their students Abdikadir Abdullahi, Suad Hassan, Greta Nelson, Alexa Tinder and Hannah Topping.