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parent-child cookie contest

14 Sep

Alex and I entered Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies into the Puyallup Fair’s Parent and Child Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest sponsored by C&H Sugar.  Except for using the oven, he made the entire recipe.

I took him to the Fair this morning and showed him the ropes of entering the culinary contests.  I tried not to be too much of a nerd, but I did utter “stay cool, stay cool” several times under my breath as we watched the judge sample our cookie.  (I’ll put it in writing once again….I’ll be happy to pay for his therapy when he is older).  There were 28 entries and it looked like we had some good competition.

We took home the 3rd place prize!  Alex received an apron, a nice ribbon and a cash prize of $25.  All that is great, but I do hope my kids are also learning important life lessons:

Be involved.

Try new things.

Have fun.

Eat lots of cookies.

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10 Comments

Posted by on September 14, 2012 in baking, desserts, points plus, vegetarian

 

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10 responses to “parent-child cookie contest

  1. Kristina

    September 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    congratulations to you and Alex. Where are you going to display all of your ribbons??? You may have to redecorate.

     
    • kelly@dailyhomemade

      September 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Right now they hang in a closet…but I might just need to bring them out!

       
  2. David McKibben

    September 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Very “cool”. Let me know when it is time for me to give him my TORTA D’ESPRESSO E CIOCOOLATA (Chocolate Espresso Torte). No flour, but there is the 1/2 lb of butter and 12 eggs to consider.

     
  3. Mary Lou McKibben

    September 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Like mother like son. Good for Alex! Congratulations. I am sure he is learning LOTS of things!. GiGi

     
  4. Jim and Julie Kelly

    September 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Congrats on another great showing & I recognize that recipe! Way to go Alex!

    Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:39:40 +0000 To: jjamkelly@msn.com

     
    • kelly@dailyhomemade

      September 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      It is such a great cookie! We added a little more oatmeal and a little more cranberries to the original recipe. Thanks again for sharing it with me. 🙂

       
  5. Bradley Lewis

    September 15, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Job well done Martha, and to you aswell Alex, now share some with you old neighbor and friend Mr. Woowis a.k.a. (Mr Lewis)

    ________________________________

     
    • kelly@dailyhomemade

      September 15, 2012 at 8:11 am

      I wish you were still our next door neighbor….because then I could give you all the extras! Don’t even ask how many cookies we have sampled in the last few days. I’ll make more soon and deliver them to you 🙂

       
  6. veronicakaip

    September 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Way to go!! We saw the ribbons in person tonight at the fair! So exciting! 😀

     
  7. veronicakaip

    September 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Oh, and I have pictures of them. Not sure what I ‘need’ them for, but Cameo was excited at all your blue ribbon-ness (yes, I made up a word) and insisted that I take pictures. 😀

     

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