Lynette Spence of St. Paul, MN won the $5,000 grand prize in the Bake Life Sweeter Contest for her “Cinna-Spin” Cookies. She used a pouch of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix to create a cinnamon roll-like cookie. Most corporate sponsored contests like this one (and the larger Pillsbury Bake-Off) require use of specific ingredients like mixes and other prepared ingredients. I always think about entering these contests but never do because I rarely have the qualifying ingredients on hand. Maybe I should try my hand? I don't find cookie mix as chemical tasting as some cake mixes do so maybe I could tart up a mix? Has anyone ever entered this sort of contest before?