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Christmas Cookie Challenge

Christmas Cookie Challenge

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  • Premiered: 
    November 6, 2017
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2015 & 2016 Food Network TV specials (Christmas Cookie Challenge; Christmas Cookie Challenge 2) 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food, baking

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Eddie Jackson, CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE is a one-hour series that features five cookie makers in each episode, as they bake for two elimination rounds to prove their holiday skills to a rotating panel of judges. Two bakers are eliminated after the first round, and the remaining three contestants compete for the $10,000 prize. Lead judge Ree Drummond and guest judges Dan Langan and Aarti Sequeira appear in the series premiere, and these guest judges join Ree in subsequent episodes: Kimberly Bailey, James Briscione, Damiano Carrara, Jamika Pessoa, Jordan Pilarski, and Joy Wilson. Food Network first aired CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE as a one-hour special on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT, with host Jonathan Bennett and judges Duff Goldman, Damaris Phillips, and Sherry Yard. A second special, CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE 2, debuted on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 8pm on Food Network, with host Alison Sweeney and judges Damiano Carrara, Sharone Hakman and Jordin Sparks.

The sophomore season of CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE premiered on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network, with host Eddie Jackson and lead judge Ree Drummond returning for a new season. Each episode features five daring cookie makers proving their holiday skills through two rounds, as Eddie and Ree are joined by a rotating panel of guest judges, including Stephanie Boswell, Vivian Chan, Dan Langan, Jordan Pilarski, Gesine Prado, Aarti Sequeira and Molly Yeh to help determine which bakers will have the best Christmas ever, walking away with a $10,000 prize.

Season 3 of CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE premiered on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11pm ET/PT on Food Network, with subsequent episodes debuting 10pm on Mondays. Host Eddie Jackson returns with lead judge Ree Drummond this holiday season to challenge festive and talented cookie makers over a new eight-episode season. Each episode features five daring cookie makers proving their holiday skills through two rounds, as Eddie and Ree are joined by a rotating panel of guest judges, including Matt Adlard, Vivian Chan, Dwayne Ingraham, Dan Langan, Brandi Milloy, Gesine Prado and Aarti Sequeira to help determine which bakers will have the best Christmas ever, walking away with a $10,000 prize. In the season opener, "Homemade Holidays," Eddie cherishes homemade gifts that come from the heart, so he asks five of the top cookie makers to create cookies that look like handcrafted gifts. Guest judges Matt Adlard and Brandi Milloy join Ree Drummond to pick their favorite homespun creation. Then the competitors have to create complex cookie garlands worthy of stringing up in front of the fireplace, and they fire up their cookies with smoky ingredients like paprika, smoked almonds, Gouda and scotch. When the smoke clears, one cookie maker is left standing with the $10,000 prize.
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The fourth season of CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE premiered on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network, with co-hosts Eddie Jackson and Ree Drummond challenging cookie makers. In each episode, five daring cookie makers must prove their holiday skills through two rounds, as Eddie and Ree are joined each episode by judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith to determine which bakers have the best Christmas of all, walking away with a $10,000 prize. In the season opener, "Can You Crack This One?," five cookie makers celebrate "piece" on Earth as they make festive puzzle cookies. Then it's a tall order when they have to figure out how to craft a 3-D, standing nutcracker doll out of cookies! They must modernize their nutcrackers with wildly different outfits while incorporating walnuts, pecans or almonds into their cookies. Guest judge Gesine Prado joins hosts Ree Drummond and Eddie Jackson to decide which cookie makers have cracked under the pressure and which are a nut above. When the clock strikes midnight, one cookie maker will march away with the Christmas cookie crown.

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Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Triage Entertainment