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Dream Job Alert: Get Paid $5,000 To Bake Christmas Cookies

Southern Living logo Southern Living 12/3/2020 Meghan Overdeep
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Do you love baking and eating Christmas cookies? Are your creations the highlight of the holiday season for your family and friends? If so, we just might have found your dream job.

Reynolds wants to sweeten up a tough year for one cookie enthusiast by offering them the ultimate gig: getting paid to bake (and eat!) cookies.

This opportunity will pay one baker $5,000 to be the Reynolds Kitchens Cookie Connoisseur. This baking boss will be tasked with creating five unique recipes, one of which will be featured on the brand’s 21-day Cookie Countdown to 2021.

From now through December 8, interested applicants should submit an original cookie recipe utilizing an “unexpected or wacky ingredient” to Each submission must include:

• Age and city, state, and zip code (Must be 18+ and live in the U.S.)

• Photo of the cookie

• The cookie recipe with bulleted list of ingredients

• Explanation of why you deserve the job in 250 words or less

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Aspiring Cookie Connoisseurs will be evaluated based on the creativity, originality, and uniqueness of the recipe. Once hired, the winning Cookie Connoisseur will be charged with creating four more cookie recipes that showcase their cookie expertise.

And, for applicants that are not hired, fear not: Reynolds will be sending complimentary cookie kits to 100 people at random.

“The holidays may be filled with some uncertainty this year, but baking cookies always bring joy,” Lisa Smith, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Reynolds Brands, said in a news release. “We’re looking for a fun-loving baker to help us end this challenging year on a sweet note with a creative cookie countdown.”

a young boy sitting at a table with food: Dust off those stand mixers! © Ariel Skelley/Getty Images Dust off those stand mixers!

For more information about being Reynolds Kitchen’s Cookie Connoisseur, please visit

Good luck, y’all!


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