Are you a top baker in Somerset County?

December 7, 2019, Williams-Sonoma, Bridgewater Commons Mall

Bake cookies and help homeless families gain independence!

Youth and Adults — Enter your favorite holiday cookie in IHNSC’s Holiday Cookie Bake-Off.

First prize in each category is a cooking class for 10 at Williams-Sonoma at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.

It’s Easy to Enter

  1. Bake 2 dozen of your favorite cookies at home.
  2. Drop off your cookies, along with the official entry form and $10 entry fee, on Friday, December
 6, 2019, 1 pm – 5 pm. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 300 Union Ave., Somerville. One dozen 
will be judged; the other dozen will be sold at Saturday’s bake sale.
  3. Preliminary judging takes place Friday evening. The top 5 bakers in each category will move to 
the final judging on Saturday. Finalists will be notified by 8 pm on December 6, 2019.
  4. Final judging will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2019, at William-Sonoma, Bridgewater Commons Mall, beginning at 10 am.

Questions? Call (908) 707-1921.

Download and Print the Entry Form (PDF).

Bake cookies!


  1. All entries must be homemade, home-baked cookies. Cookie bars are acceptable.
  2. Professional chefs/bakers are not eligible to enter the contest.
  3. Two dozen cookies must be received between 1 pm and 5 pm on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 300 Union Ave, Somerville NJ.
  4. One dozen must be designated for judging; the other dozen will be sold as part of a bake sale on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
  5. Two categories of bakers: Youth: underage 19 or a full-time high school student; Adult, ages 19 and older.
  6. Entry fee of $10.
  7. Cookies will be judged on taste, appearance and creativity.
  8. Five finalists in each category will be selected on Friday, December 6, 2019, and notified by 8 pm.
  9. Final judging will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, beginning at 10 am, at Williams-Sonoma Bridgewater Commons Mall.

Holiday Cookie Sale

Cookies baked by our contestants and volunteers will be for sale at Williams-Sonoma following the contest to raise money for IHNSC programs.

Cookies are $10/lb and you can pre-order cookies to make sure you have treats for the weekend!

Download Cookie Sale Order Form (PDF)