Students can create the official Georgia Southern cookie by winning recipe contest

The winner of the competition will receive a $500 gift card to the University Store.

Christa Feazell

One lucky student will have the chance to make university history this month and receive a $500 University Store gift card by winning the Georgia Southern Cookie Recipe Contest.

The winning recipe will be named the official Georgia Southern cookie, which will be served at every Georgia Southern event.

The winning chef receives a $500 gift card for the University Store, an award and a featured article in official university media. According to the contest’s rules page, the winner will also receive the greatest prize of all: bragging rights, forever.

To be eligible for the contest, the recipe must be completely original. If it has been published online, or in a cookbook or a magazine, it cannot be used. It is up to the judge’s discretion to determine if a recipe is original.

The cookie dough must be made in just 30 minutes, but can bake or cool for as long as necessary. Participants can only use ten ingredients. Water, salt, pepper and flour used solely to prevent sticking do not count towards a recipe’s ingredient count. As with every recipe, the ingredients listed should be in exact measurements.

Creativity is a must in this competition. Students are expected to take the essence of GS and distill it into a delectable baked good of their own making.

Start creating, testing and tasting your recipes now, because recipe submissions close at the end of February.