Giveaway - Walkers Shortbread

Shortbread Giveaway



AS OF 4-14-11, 8 PM CST.


"Probably the best food you can buy in a box."
~The New York Times~

If you read my previous post, you know how much I love Walkers Shortbread. These cookies are buttery and rich and contain the same simple ingredients that are in homemade shortbread recipes: flour, sugar, butter, & salt. That's it--no additives or preservatives. Simply the best. Did I mention butter? Oh my goodness, these are deliciously buttery.

Walkers is a Scottish company that began making this same recipe in a family kitchen in 1898. Today the company is run by 3rd and 4th generation Walkers. There's something heartwarming about an enduring family-run company with a story. Check out their website for more details about their history and products. You'll also find recipes there. 

Just in case you missed my post with an easy recipe featuring these cookies, you can check it out here:

Click to view Easy Dipped Shortbread Cookies post 

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When I was writing that post, it occurred to me that not everyone has yet discovered Walkers Shortbread. That is just a crying shame. I love having these cookies on hand for snacking and for a quick way to make some easy, fancy-looking cookies for tea time. So, I contacted the Walkers U.S. office and asked them if they'd be willing to sponsor a Giveaway for my readers at The Yummy Life. They responded immediately (I love people who get back to me quickly!), and by the end of the day we had arranged all of the details for this Giveaway. Walkers is also going to include my dipped cookie recipes on their website. Yay!


Giveaway Details

3 lucky Yummy readers will win one of these Royal Wedding Limited Edition tins filled with an assortment of delicious Walkers Shortbread--a $20 value! In addition to the centerpiece engagement photo of Will and Kate, the tin will feature images of the Westminster Abbey and Clarence House, which will be their new London home.

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Want to win one of these fun tins of yummy shortbread cookies?
Here's how to enter the drawing.

Just leave me a comment below, and answer this question:

What is your favorite kind of cookie?
(Only answer this one time, please.)

For extra entries:

  • Share the Giveaway link on Twitter and come back here and leave a separate comment saying you did. (Click "Share with a friend" below; then click "Share on Twitter")
  • Share the Giveaway link on Facebook and come back here and leave a separate comment saying you did. (Click "Share with a friend" below; then click "Share on Facebook")
  • Share the Giveaway link on StumbleUpon and come back here and leave a separate comment saying you did. (Click "Share with a friend" below; then click "Share on StumbleUpon")
  • Leave another comment if you link to this Giveaway on your blog.

Contest ends Thursday, April 14 at 8 pm CST. Winners chosen by random generator and announced in Yummy Chatter post the next day (April 15). I will also contact the winners directly by email. Please respond within 48 hours, or another winner will be selected.

Contest only open to readers who reside in the US. These will be shipped directly to you by Walkers Shortbread U.S. (With my apologies to the rest of the world; their U.S. office is only able to ship to U.S. addresses.)


Remember to leave a comment...what is your favorite kind of cookie?

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Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

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