Life is better with fresh baked cookies and I have the sweetest gig to tell you about (literally). This time of year, cookies are life, so Reynolds Kitchens is going to pay one baker $5,000 to be the Reynolds Kitchens Cookie Connoisseur. That sounds like the best type of sweetness.

So how do you apply? From now through December 8th any interested applicants just need to submit an original cookie recipe that uses an unexpected or wacky ingredient to

Each submission must include:

  • Age
  • City, state, and zip code of residence
  • Photo of the cookie
  • The cookie recipe with a bulleted list of ingredients
  • Explanation of why you deserve the job in 250 words or less

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

The person chosen to be Reynolds Kitchens Cookie Connoisseur will have their winning recipe included in the Reynolds Kitchens virtual Cookie Countdown to 2021 on Facebook and on Once onboarded, the Cookie Connoisseur will be tasked with creating four more unique cookie recipes that will demonstrate their expertise as a cookie enthusiast.

For more information about being Reynolds Kitchen’s Cookie Connoisseur, please visit Be sure to follow the Cookie Countdown for baking inspiration all month long online.

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige