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September Baking Challenge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
September 1st, 2020

Announcing the official recipe for the September 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 September 2020 Baking Challenge!

Last month we made Chocolate Zucchini Cake to enjoy the last of summer’s bounty before temperatures (hopefully) start to cool down. Your cakes looked so rich, moist, and fudgy! Many of you had never baked with zucchini in a sweet application. I’m so glad to see many of you were convinced of how tasty it can be!

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.

This month’s challenge is EXTRA SPECIAL. The recipe selection is the cover photo of my brand new COOKBOOK!

So the September Baking Challenge is…


One of my all time favorite cookie recipes. They’re chewy, gooey, crisp at the edges, soft in the middle, and bursting with butterscotch & chocolate flavor.

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

(Read completely!)

Step 1: Make a batch of Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Step 2: Take a photo of your cake and share it before September 30th 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!


Two $75 digital gift cards! Available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will order the cards in your currency for the USD equivalent of $75.

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!

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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    Cristina — September 4, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Hi Tessa!
    I love your recipes! I find time to cook from your recipes every week! Love!Love! Love!
    I have a question: how can I buy your ultimate cookie book if I don’t live in US? I live in Europe(Romania).
    Thank you for your work,you are an inspiration for me!

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    KGL Staff — September 24, 2020 at 2:25 am

    This soup was AMAZING !!! We had it for lunch, and already looking forward to leftovers for dinner. I made it in my Instant Pot… super duper easy! Thank you!

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    Gale — September 30, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Please tell me what brown sugar you use. My cookies came out a lot darker then your.

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