Monday, January 30, 2012

Food Allergy-Safe Cookie Giveaway! Sweet Alexis Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Valentine's Day Cookies!

Looking for nut allergy-friendly cookies for Valentine's Day? Tired of baking? Well, the wonderful Michelle of Sweet Alexis Bakery offered to do another free cookie giveaway for Nut-Free Mom blog readers! See the delightful heart-shaped cookies pictured at left? They can be yours if you are the lucky winner.

What will you win? A dozen heart-shaped and frosted cookies, individually wrapped, boxed and topped with a bow! A $36 value (including shipping). Best of all, the cookies are tree nut-free, peanut-free, dairy-free and egg-free.

All you have to do to enter this random drawing is to comment below. Please give us your first name and last initial. When a winner is chosen, you can send me your e-mail privately to discuss shipping.Since this is a Valentine's Day contest, feel free to share a story close to your heart, that explains how you went the extra mile and showed the love to someone in your life with food allergies. (Winners won't be chosen based on the stories--it's just nice to hear them!)

The winner will be announced Wednesday, February 1st right here--and on my NFM Facebook page.If you don't win, I hope you will still check out Sweet Alexis for some amazingly delicious allergy-friendly baked goods. We love their zucchini bread and banana bread, especially, and their cookies are delish! Good luck everybody! And thanks to Sweet Alexis for sponsoring the giveaway!

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andria C

Anonymous said...

Andria C

denise r said...

I would love a break from baking and to be able to give my son cookies and not worry about any cross contamination or nuts in it. Great give away..Good luck to everyone!!
Denise R. dlr7800@verizon.net

Lindsay said...

Hi Jenny! I'd love to win these cookies. I've never had Sweet Alexis treats before. I go the extra mile by participating in a Food Allergy support group in my hometown. I want to encourage others in our shared journey.

artkdz said...

Sounds yummy. My daughter would love these.

Unknown said...

I would love to win these for my children!!!
Tracy C

artkdz said...

Forgot to put my name. Doh!

Kelly Z.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win! Thanks!
Michelle S.
chelle7899 @ yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Andrea F

It would be awesome for my son if we won this! Why you ask Im not the worlds best baker and the poor kid doesnt get many homemade baked goods. When I do bake him something things are usual blah or slightly undone or overdone. He is the best kid in the world and deserve some wonderful baked goods!!! Besides the same ol same ol store bought cookies. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love this!
Karina R.

Michelle said...

Michelle W
Thanks for the resource. We have a peanut allergy, but one of my son's good friends has nuts, eggs and dairy.

bethannhoffman said...

I would love to try these cookies out - actually my PA/TA daughter deserves these! They are beautiful. bethannhoffman@hotmail.com

corrie m said...

So cute! Corrie M

Michele said...

These look so yummy!

We are a family new to peanut and tree nut allergies- I would love to give my daughter a "store bought" baked treat! She is a brave 4 year old who has, on her own, started to advocate and ask if foods are nut free. I'm so proud!

Michele G

Kat said...

Oh how I would love a baking break. Kathy H.

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful for companies like Sweet Alexis that make safe treats for our children. Thank you!
Alicia N

Anonymous said...

Kelli P

I would love to win these. Taking the stress off knowing that they are safe for my daughter is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win these for my son's class party! Hard with multiple food allergies and multiple children with different allergies in one class!!!!!!

Jennifer Sargent

Anonymous said...

Don't remember how I found you! Just glad I did!!!

Jennifer S.

Kim said...

Kim B. - I always provide a safe snack at all my daughters pre-school parties. I want her to be able to eat at least one thing the same as her friends. On days that there is an unexpected treat and she must eat something from her safe snack box, my daughter is very sad.

Anonymous said...

Jessica F.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!

Jessica F.

Anonymous said...

My Son would love these wonderful looking cookies!! I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for all you do! Karen K.

Stacy C said...

My little girl would love these cookies!

Anonymous said...

Although I love baking for my daughter, it would be wonderful to have these! Rachel M.

Party of 5 said...

Amanda W.
I was very sensitive to a friend of mine whose son was allergic to peanuts. I was always careful and asking questions when we got together and I would hear her frustration about those who were not careful. When my own daughter experienced a reaction I knew immediately what was going on and called an ambulance. I feel by taking the time and going the extra mile for her may have saved my daughter's life!!!

JessicaS said...

My daughter would love these. She is pa/tna and she relishes every opportunity to eat goodies like everyone else. Thank you!
Jessica S

April said...

Yay Sweet Alexis Bakery!! To have these cookies for just one day, would be one less worry when giving my son a nut free treat!
What a gift of love on Valentine's Day!!

April S.

katrina lay said...

My sons would love these. We are always looking for treats that are peanut and tree nut free. :)

Jenny said...

This would be perfect for my daughter and her allergy-buddy in school for Valentine's Day!
Jenny R.

Jenny R. said...

Don't treats always taste better when they're made by someone else? :)

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious!
Rebecca G.

Sharon G. said...

My 4 yr old son would love these Valentine's Day cookies. He's in love with a girl named Ella...THIS week--lol! It would be so amazing to give my son a treat that I don't have to worry, ask questions, or stress about! We were playing duck duck goose in our front yard yesterday and I couldn't believe my eyes--a peanut in it's shell that someone carelessly threw in our yard. In this "nutty" world, I try to teach my son how to be his own advocate and bring nut-free, healthy snacks to his preschool where I volunteer frequently. Thank you Sweet Alexis Bakery! Sharon G.

Anonymous said...

Chrissy F.
Saw this on your facebook page. Thanks for he great gveaway chnce. I continually strive at baking great treats for my kids with severe allergies. A treat would be nice.
Just two weeks ago, I friended someone that I don't know on facebook. A mutual friend asked me to friend her b/c her daughter was recently diagnosed with food allergies. I friended her and have been passing along all the things I have learned, tips, tricks, etc..

ccmommy said...

Those cookies look yummy. I am working on educating people about food allergies. I am especially focusing on cross contact. Heather J.

Anonymous said...

I would love to give my sweet little lady a wonderful treat for Valentine's Day.
Kim T

MeliG said...

On Christmas day, we discovered my 4 year old daughter's peanut allergy when she got sick after eating a cookie. 2 weeks later we decided to see how my 1 year old son handled peanut butter and ended up in the ER. We're new to the peanut allergy, but well-versed in dairy allergies. I'll take all the help I can get right now. Thanks! Melissa G

Anonymous said...

My PA daughter loves treats and although I am getting better at baking, nothing tops that fresh bakery cookie!

Jill A

Anonymous said...

Alison M.

My daughter is allergic to peanuts and shellfish. She LOVES treats and has learned to ask if things are safe for her. She would be so excited to have a store bought treat that is safe! I just paid more than 3x what some nut free valentines day candies cost for the shipping so that she could have something "fun" to top her homeade cupcakes with :( These cookies would be a great addition to the candies!

Helen said...

These cookies are so perfect! I would donate the entire box to my son's class so he would not feel left out at their Valentine's Day party. I always go the extra mile for him since he is allergic to milk, peanuts eggs and soy...these products are in almost everything :( i try to make him feel special and make him the best treats that I can between a full time job and being a mom. I often stay up late at night baking just so he has cookies or brownies that look the same as his class mates. I would certainly welcome a break from the very rushed life I live to have a moment off.

Anonymous said...

Angie H
My girls would LOVE these special peanut free cookies...they're so cute! So happy to be finding allergy safe treats.

Paisley said...

This would be great for my son!
Laine P

Jane Anne said...

I would love to win this. How wonderful! Your question is sort of thought-provoking. I do what I do to protect my son because I love him. But, I think the ways I show extra love are when I volunteer to coordinate snacks or be the lead on the school party because that way I know he won't be left out and he will get safe treats that he ENJOYS.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny -
We just found out that my son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts right before Halloween. I am thankful for knowing rather than not knowing so we can be prepared. Your blog has been a wonderful resource for me. I have been trying nut-free treats from various places to see what we enjoy and would love to try Sweet Alexis's heart cookies. Good luck to everyone - the cookies sound yummy.

Sandy K

Anonymous said...

Wow, yum! My oldest daughter who is PA/TN/shellfish allergic would love these. I buy her chocolates from Vermont Nut Free every year for Valentine's day, she loves that she gets the fancy chocolates like most everyone else. :)

Shelley K.

Anonymous said...

My niece has a peanut, tree nut and shellfish allergy. She is 10 and I would love to be able to give these to her as a Valentines day gift. She is such a sweetheart and she is always reading labels herself and asking tons of questions...would be nice to be able to jut hand them to her and say Happy Valentines Day from T, I LOVE YOU!
Christina W krskola@comcast.net

Michelle B said...

This would be great since I'm not such a great baker! My last couple of projects have ended up burnt or not quite right. I usually end up buying mini-cupcakes baked in a nut-free facility from Jewel or Wal-mart for my son's class! This would be a nice new treat!

Michelle B

Anonymous said...

Lora F

Wendy S said...

My child has a peanut allergy, but I feel she goes the extra mile to eat her "safe" snack while others have bakery goods at school so winning this giveaway would be a fun way for her to be like her class!

Wendy S.

Anna said...

Anna P

My daughter has multiple food allergies and this would be a great treat for her. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Mandy V. I could not cook,let alone bake. But over the past 8 years the love for my childen has given me the strength to push my boundaries. And now I have people asking(begging) me to bake for them...Success achieved!

Karen M said...

My girls would love these cookies. My 4 yr old PN/TN allergic loves hearts and her favorite color is pink! I am not much of a baker though I try for her and her sister (we don't yet know if she has allergies, though we suspect). In response to Sharon G's post - I have found peanut shells in our yard also mostly in the spring time, but I believe the culprit is usually the squirrels and blue jays in our area. Hard to stay "nut-free" when mother nature literally tosses nuts in our direction.
Karen M. :)

Kristy M said...

These would be the perfect treat for my son's preschool class!
--Kristy M

Grace Pignatare said...

My 13 month old son is allergic to so many things...nuts included. I worry about his future...as my other two kids age 4 and 2 are allergy free. It is hard adjusting as a family to this situation and I am thankful for sites like these that offer guidance and resources to make it a little easier on all of us. I hope to win! My Hunter would love to try the cookies! Grace Pignatare hunterchas@comcast.net

Stephanie said...

Like Halloween & Easter (other holiday's that place a lot of emphasis on candy), Valentine's Day is not a favorite in our household because it can be hard to find safe treats for my youngest son (allergic to eggs and peanuts.) As traditional bakery items are usually a big no-no, I would love to win some safe treats that I don't have to make from scratch...

Stephanie said...

Like Halloween and Easter (other holidays that place a lot of emphasis on candy), Valentine's Day is not a favorite in our household as it can be hard to find safe treats. Traditional bakery items are also a big no-no in this household, so I would love to win some safe treats instead of having to make them from scratch...

lgiolgio said...

It would great to win these cookies. My son just has a reaction at school today. Today was a difficult day for us.

Anonymous said...

Naoko O

My daughter (she's 3 1/2) is just beginning to understand her peanut allergy. While I want her to be cautious around food, she gets really fearful of accepting snacks outside of home (even if I tell her that it's safe). It's so hard to find the right balance between educating her and not scaring her. These cookies are so cute, and would put a big smile on her face.

Thanks for your great blog. I'm always encouraged to see your daughter growing up to be so responsible and managing her allergies well.

Poker Chick said...

Michelle B

Sound and look delicious!!

Jodi said...

My PA daughter would love to win these cookies. She has a giant sweet-tooth.

Jodi M

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these for my daughter (nut and dairy allergy) and her best friend (soy, nut and egg allergy) so they would have something safe to eat at daycare on Valentine's Day!

Marie C said...

I was looking for nut free chocolates since my little guy would love to have a store bought "fancy" chocolate. As a peanut free household, I have tried really hard to make my treats look as close to those being offered at parties my son goes too. So many schools want "store bought" treats. Would love to share Sweet Alexis cookie basket with my son's class. The warm fuzzies he'd feel would make his day as well as mine. Thank you for all you do to support families of children with allergies. Marie C.

Jenny said...

This contest is closed as of Feb. 1, 2012. Thanks to all of you who entered!