Barnes & Noble Announces National My Cookie Story Contest Winner Jessica McGehee

bBarnes amp Noble Incb bNYSE BKSb the worlds largest retail bookseller today announced that military family wife and mother Jessica McGehee won the national iMy Cookie Story Contesti held last December for her Taste of Home Cookie Bar a cookie representing all the places her family has lived over the years As the winner McGehee will have a version of her cookie sold as part of the 2019 Barnes amp Noble Caf Holiday Menu and was presented with a check for 5000 on Saturday February 9 at the Barnes amp Noble Eastlake in Chula Vista California pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p We received many great stories and recipes from around the country telling us about the special memories and moments that come from baking said Neil Strong Vice President of Caf Operations for Barnes amp Noble But Jessicas McGehees submission of a cookie with ingredients representing the different places her family has lived due to her husbands job in the military both moved us for its story as well as impressed us for its baking creativity p p During a special event on Saturday February 9 Strong awarded McGehee her prize and samples of her awardwinning cookie were made available by Sweet Street Sweet Street will also bake a version of McGehees cookie to be sold at Barnes amp Noble Cafs next holiday season McGehees awardwinning recipe includes a delicious combination of marshmallows chocolate chips and white chocolate as well as garnish including caramel sauce and crisp bacon all evoking memories of places her family has lived McGehees story and recipe can be seen at a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwbarnesandnoblecom2Fblog2Fmycookiestory2Fampesheet51938607ampnewsitemid20190211005361amplanenUSampanchorBNcom2FMyCookieStoryampindex1ampmd5c259e014584eb6ec30ab2907271b9576 relnofollowBNcomMyCookieStorya p p This Taste of Home Cookie Bar represents the four states my 7yearold daughter has lived in as part of a military family from the marshmallows representing our first snow in North Carolina to the course bits of sugar on top representing the sandy deserts of Arizona McGehee said Im so happy that Barnes amp Noble and the judges recognized our story and this recipe for its cookie contest I cant wait for customers around the country to try the cookie over the holidays and hopefully be reminded of the service and sacrifice of military families around the country p p Barnes amp Nobles iMy Cookie Story Contesti gave customers a chance to share their favorite cookie stories and recipes with Barnes amp Noble and a panel of nationallyrenowned chefs and bakers Submissions were accepted online and in stores from December 4 through December 17 2018 Barnes amp Nobles panel of nationallyrenowned chefs and bakers included p ul li classbwlistitemmargb Jason Arthur Barnes amp Noble Caf Buyer and a contestant on ABCs iThe Great American Baking Show Holiday Editioni li li classbwlistitemmargb Rose Levy Beranbaum American baker and 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