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May Baking Challenge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
May 1st, 2020

Announcing the official recipe for the May Baking Challenge! All of the details and rules for how to participate in the challenge for a chance to win one of the PRIZES are detailed below.

Today I’m announcing the recipe for the May Baking Challenge!

Last month we made Cosmic Brownies from scratch and it was our most POPULAR challenge to date!!

I’ll be drawing the winners for that soon, so keep an eye on your email inbox if you joined. Once winners are confirmed they’ll be announced here on the blog and on social media, as always.

So many of you have been baking cookies to stay sane during this crazy time so I decided a cookie recipe would be perfect for this month!

The May Baking Challenge recipe selection is…


This is also in celebration of me finishing my new cookbook, The Ultimate Cookie Handbook. I’m actually launching a pre-order sale for the book tomorrow. So keep an eye out on your email inbox if you’re on the list or on social media to be the first to find out about the sale!

This recipe is kind of like my take on the super popular Levain cookies in NYC. Except I made mine enjoyable to the last bite. Meaning, they’re a little less rich and raw in center.

They’re absolutely perfect with a cold glass of milk!

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

(Read completely!)

Step 1: Make a batch of Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Step 2: Take a photo of your cookies and share it before May 31st 11:59pm MST.

Here’s how to share your photo:

Click here to access the challenge landing page. This is where you can get all the latest details, enter the challenge, and see other entries.

Click the button that says “SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY” – this will pop up a little widget where you can submit your photo:

  • You can select your entry photo from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, OR upload directly from your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

There’s also a few optional bonus entries to increase your chances of winning!


Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of two $75 digital gift cards!

The prizes are available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will purchase the gift card on your country’s Amazon homepage in the equivalent current market value of $75USD.

The winners will be selected randomly; so don’t worry about taking a perfect picture. Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! I will email the winners. Winner must reply within 2 business days or a new winner will be chosen. Official rules are listed in the entry widget.

So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? I can’t wait to see your cookies!

Also, if you’re not already on my email list then be sure to join and I’ll send you my Cookie Customization Guide as a thank you:

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    mapquest directions — June 12, 2020 at 2:31 am

    The cake is delicious. I learned a lot from this cake.

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