“Got Milk?” RNAC’s “Season’s Best Cookie Competition”

cookie scarf got milk

Saturday, December 21, 2:00PM

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

As part of the Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival, the Winter Solstice Party on Saturday, December 21 will feature a “Season’s Best Cookie Competition”. Any kind of home-baked cookie may be entered, except chocolate chip – everyone makes good chocolate chip cookies – as we are looking for competitors to come up different, unique and prize-winning entries.

The first prize winner of the cookie competition will become the proud owner of this hand-painted silk scarf by Adriana Mederos, titled “Got Milk?”  This beautiful scarf depicts Shortbread, Anise, Oatmeal-Raisin, Linzerkuchen, Chocolate-dipped Diamonds, Biscotti, Baklava, Sugar Cookies, Snowball, Mandelkuchen, Macaroons, Almond Mezzalune, Polvorones, Pizzelle and Crinkles. There is also a First Place Blue Ribbon painted on the scarf to memorialize the winner’s proud achievement.

There will also be 2nd and 3rd place prizes, as well as prizes for “best presentation” and “classic”.

First prize – “Got Milk?” hand-painted scarf

Second prize – limited edition trivet

Third prize – set of Ice Box Bling

“Best Presentation” and “Classic” prize winners will receive notecard sets

The cookie competition will be judged by the Honorable and Venerable Judges Ed Collard (renowned master of food competition judging), Mayor Carolyn Kirk (whose birthday is December 21, so come help celebrate her birthday by bringing your well wishes and most awesome cookies for her to judge), and Sister Felicia Ciaramitaro (the Cape Ann Queen of culinary delights, so bring on your absolute best).

We are hoping to have some unique and festive cookie entries, such as those depicted on this delectable scarf, but bakers are encouraged to enter what they know to be their best cookie (again, no chocolate chip). If you would like to enter the competition, please email gigimederos@gmail.com with “cookie competition entry” in the subject line and your name, type of cookie you plan to enter, and your phone number in the email body. Entries will be limited to the first twelve unique cookie entry submissions received (we want to have diversity and be considerate of the judges’ waistlines, and eating more than 12 cookies isn’t in anyone’s diet). Please be prepared to bake at least two-dozen cookies, for the judges and party attendees to taste and enjoy.

Also, RNAC is considering creating a Best Cookies calendar as a fundraiser for 2015 which would include the recipes, bakers’ credit and photos of the 12 cookie entries.  Please indicate in your email entry if you are willing to share your recipe and have it included in the calendar, if we go forward with producing it.

E.J. Lefavour

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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12 Responses to “Got Milk?” RNAC’s “Season’s Best Cookie Competition”

  1. Looking forward to this event! Put your aprons dig out your cookie sheets and get baking …I love to discover new recipes and can’t wait to meet our newest GMG Cooks….Happy baking everyone…See you all on the 21st!!

  2. Meg Lee says:

    What a piece of art! Gigi’s got it.

    • E.J. says:

      It certainly is, and all you have to do to make it be your own is to bake the prize winning cookies. There are also great prizes for other winners too.

  3. I may try this again if I can be assured that no one will behead (does that mean decapitate?) my duck cookies prior to judging. If Ed is judging I might go for one enormous gigantic duck cookie (add a Santa hat for Christmas.)

    • E.J. says:

      You can’t win if you don’t enter. Ed is judging, as is Sister Felicia and Mayor Carolyn Kirk. Can’t guarantee that any of them won’t behead your duck cookies, but this will be a well run competition, so you’re pretty safe.

  4. Best cookie representing Gloucester in the competition for coaxing a Gigantic Rubber Duck into Gloucester Harbor. I’ll win that one.

    https://www.facebook.com/giganticrubberduck

  5. Hi. Great idea. Will there be cookies for sale for us “regular” people who can’t make fabulous cookies?!

  6. carol perry says:

    Is the scarf one of a kind, or does Adriana have similar ones for sale? It is just wonderful!

    • E.J. says:

      It is an orginal, one-of-a-kind, hand-painted scarf, as are all of Gigi’s scarves. I’m sure you could commission her to paint a similar one, but it would never be exactly the same. If you love this one, you need to enter and win the cookie competition, and then it will be your’s.

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