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The new seasons holiday-themed “The Great Holiday Baking Show” premieres MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 at 10/9c on the ABC Television Network that will be aired every Monday.

It is based on the hit UK series “The Great British Bake Off,” that was a success, it will be hosted by the actress Nia Vardalos and husband Ian Gomez, this exciting show stars six of the nation’s best amateur bakers as they compete in a series of challenges and eliminations for four weeks against each other, all hoping to be crowned “America’s Best Holiday Baker.”

This week’s entertaining show challenge is all about yummy Christmas cookies.

Using only their skills, their imaginations and drive to win, these bakers compete in three challenges. The first one will be the Signature Bake where they will recreate their family recipes as they create two sets of cookies that are both delightful and unique; the second one is the Technical Bake, a surprise recipe where they must show both quality and technique; and finally, The Showstopper Bake, where the bakers are asked to create full of delicious flavor gingerbread houses.

The judges of this competition will be James Beard pastry chef,the author Johnny Iuzzini, also joins them author and television personality Mary Berry, where each week they will taste the delicious holiday treats these bakers create as they throw down their best baking skills.