It’s finally here (or was here): the Milwaukee Cookie Takedown! I’ve been baking all week in preparation and at last legions of folks got to sample my (and twenty other people’s) best cookies.
As I announced via the ol’ Instagram, I made my favorite Christmas cookie: cream cheese pillows. These are so tasty and delicious and I never get sick of them (and don’t worry – I’ll share the recipe very soon!). I was hoping that the judges and the audience would feel the same way.
The event was super chill and I got this sick participation certificate which I will display proudly. It did heat up, however, when the judges began deliberating and the audience votes were tallied. All the bakers were called up to the stage and the winners were going to be announced, and like a 14-year-old beauty queen, my heart was pounding. The judges’ announced their winners and some of them were some awesome cookies (I’m looking at you, Gouda Girls). Then they moved on to people’s choice, and I got second place! And I was thrilled! Like how awesome.
I got to take home a super cool Cuisinart food processor, a set of mixing bowls, a microplane, and niftily little knife. I had to share the glory a little with my mom since this was her recipe, so I of course thanked her in my acceptance speech. So obviously was an amazing night, and I may have carried that food processor to the car like it was the Stanley Cup.
So thanks to the Takedowns for the awesome night and the amazing people that voted for me! You all deserve high fives.