Barnes & Noble Announces My Cookie Story Contest to Celebrate Customers’ Most Memorable Holiday Cookie Stories and Recipes

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Entrants Can Submit Their Cookie Story and Recipe for a Chance to Win $5,000 and Be Featured in the 2019 Barnes & Noble Café Holiday Menu

Submissions Accepted at Barnes & Noble Stores and Online Today, National Cookie Day, Through December 17

New York, NY – December 4, 2018 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced a special holiday cookie contest for customers to share their favorite cookie stories and recipes with Barnes & Noble and a panel of nationally-renowned chefs and bakers. To coincide with National Cookie Day today, Barnes & Noble kicked off the My Cookie Story Contest to give entrants the chance to win $5,000 and to have a version of their cookie sold during the 2019 holiday season at Barnes & Noble Cafés nationwide.

“At Barnes & Noble we love stories, which is why we’re offering customers around the country the chance to share their favorite cookie stories and recipes with us this holiday season,” said Neil Strong, Vice President of Café Operations for Barnes & Noble. “We can’t wait to hear all the great stories of special cookies shared with families and friends through the years, and one winner will have a version of their cookie featured in our Cafés next holiday season.”

Participants are asked to submit their cookie recipe along with a story of 200-words or less, explaining where their favorite recipe came from and why it’s so important to them. Submissions to My Cookie Story Contest will be accepted at Barnes & Noble stores, or online at BN.com/mycookiestory. The winning entry will get a $5,000 prize, and a version of the cookie will be featured in Barnes & Noble’s 2019 holiday menu with partner Sweet Street Desserts. The winning entry will also be showcased on Barnes & Noble’s national social media channels.

The winner will be chosen by Barnes & Noble and its panel of nationally-renowned chefs and bakers. The panel includes:

For complete details and official rules, visit BN.com/mycookiestory.

Entrants can also join the conversation and follow along on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps) and Facebook, using the hashtags, #MyCookieStory and #SweetStreetOMG.

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About Sweet Street

Sweet Street is the leading innovator in the dessert industry. The Company is owned and operated by Sandy Solmon and headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, where Sandy is also the head of research and development,  leading a team of like-minded, passionate researchers and recipe developers  who  now  bake  for  restaurants  in  over  60 countries, on  every  continent.  Visit  them  at:  https://www.sweetstreet.com/.