Fifteen years ago, Rick Nelson, Star Tribune food critic, thought that channeling all the holiday cookie baking into a contest was a good idea! And his recent book, “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book”, is proof that is was INDEED a great idea! All the cookie recipes are winners! They’ll make your mouth water and get you inspired to get into the kitchen! Rick talks about the criteria for entering the Strib contest, how they choose the winners, who does the baking, taste testing and the controversies over the years.