Hurry! The deadline for the 14th annual Taste Holiday Cookie Contest is noon on Oct. 21. (Note the time of the deadline. By the end of that day, we will have chosen our recipes to test.)

It’s easy to enter: Include the cookie recipe, its background (we like original recipes, but favorites from cookbooks, magazines or websites are OK, too), and how it became part of your holiday baking traditions.

Don’t forget your contact information: street address, daytime phone number and e-mail address.

Enter via e-mail at (please write Taste Holiday Cookie Contest in the subject field), or mail to: Taste Holiday Cookie Contest, Star Tribune, 650 3rd Av. S., Suite 1300, Mpls., MN 55488.

The winning cookie recipe will be featured in the Star Tribune on Dec. 1.

On that day the Star Tribune will hold a tasting of the winning cookie, along with the four finalists, at 11 a.m. at #StribHQ in the Capella Tower in downtown Minneapolis. Our 2016 bakers will also be invited to bake at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis on Dec. 3. The winner receives a $200 gift card to a local kitchenware store.