Me too - I didn't see the oreo mice on the website list of winners or honorable mentions but it was on TV. That was the one that I was surprised was chosen. As cute as they were, the fact that they were store bought cookies seemed like that would have disqualified them. But, having said that, each of the winners were cookies that I could imagine seeing in one of Martha's books. She's really big on flavor and most of the winners did make my mouth water. And she's big on holidays and celebrations, too. The partridge in a pear tree did look like a decoration that could have come from her very own house. So, on the whole, I really am not surprised by the winners at all even if there were quite a few others that I would have chosen, too! I am very partial to all of the decorated cookies, that's for sure!
I STILL think, though, that the one cookie rule made no sense and no matter how it was interpreted, it doesn't seem to have mattered with the judging, anyway.
Congratluations to all of you winners! I'd buy Martha's next book if it comprised all of your creations (with recipes, of course!)