So, here it is … the moment you’ve been waiting for … and the winner is … Me!
That’s right. My husband and I decided to have a cookie baking contest way back when. Christmas 2013 to be exact and if you are new to Layers Upon Layers or are becoming reacquainted, an explanation for this site can be found in the About Me section of this blog. Meanwhile, I have been busy with pursuits here and there with acting and busy with life in general, but I still love to bake when I actually do get chance to do so. The last item that I baked, actually, was a scrumptious chocolate cookie pie. Today, however, I am revealing the winning cookie of the cookie contest. Before proceeding, here was how the winning cookie was selected.
Now, my husband is quite competitive at times; yes, even in a cookie baking contest! I was somewhat surprised that he wanted to take on the challenge, especially since he is a far better cook than baker, but then again, it makes sense that baking would elicit such a strong competitive response from my him … Challenge, challenge, challenge! No, my husband did not back down from this challenge, but the family voted on my Egg Nog Snickerdoodle cookies as the winner!
Now it is certainly worth mentioning that not only did my Egg Nog Snickerdoodles get a round of applause, and oohs and ahhs for taste; my Spiced Up Ginger Snaps made an amazing appearance and received many “ahhs” for taste, especially from the adults, as the spice-factor was quite unique in this otherwise traditional cookie favorite, that my father simply adores!
Now, you might be wondering why I have no photos of my husband’s cookies. I normally would have taken photos of his creative treats, but I completely forgot to do so ( ‘Sorry sweet husband ). I can tell you, however, that his second place Butter Lemon Almond Sugar cookies, were superb; a bit heavy on the buttery side, but they definitely received my vote for best taste, although tied with my Spiced Up Ginger Snaps.
As for my husband’s second cookie, his rolled fig cookies were deliciously wholesome and fitting for the holiday season, but something told me that they would not get the kid’s vote and I was going for the votes, so pleasing everyone’s taste buds with nostalgic holiday flavors and sensational sentiments was my strategy. Thus, with a tallied vote, Egg Nog Snickerdoodles won the show!
Egg Nog Snickerdoodles
Creamy and shimmery
like icing on a cake
or a blanketed lake
without a clue what’s inside,
but there is nothing to hide,
this rounded shape we’re caught up in
and never wanting to leave
until we get the tell tail sign
that what is true is what we believe
and what we believe is nothing more
than the taste of a holiday tradition
in the shape of a circular cycle of truth.
It is what we believe to be a winner of all.
Standing tall and gaining the likes of memories grand
of childhood and adulthood;
It has been around for centuries
and it’s plain to see that Eggnog’s still the best!
— Linda Ghostwriter
Until next blog post, plan a cookie baking contest to spice up YOUR holidays… Like for the spring holidays, which are fast approaching!
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