CGC got their baking on, for our first cooking challenge of the year… the Cookie Exchange Contest! Cookies were judged based on taste, presentation, and originality (a la Iron Chef ). With over fifteen entries, it was great to see all the different cookies people came up with. Beyond the chocolate chip, entries included Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling, Earl Grey Tea Cookies, Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, White Chocolate Covered, and countless more. Here are the results:

Taste: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

Presentation: Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Originality (tie): Lemon Olive Oil Thyme Black Pepper Cookies AND
Italian Pineapple Cookies AND Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Overall Winner: Cranberry Pistachio Cookie (Congrats Casey!)

Thanks to all who baked and judged, we will definitely need to do this again! I ate about 10 different cookies within half and hour and didn’t eat dinner afterwards! With so many talented bakers I’m really excited to see how successful a CGC Bake Sale could be. So look out for announcements for our Bake Sale that we are planning for late Oct/early Nov.