The Wood County District Public Library (251 N. Main, BG) invites home cooks and baking enthusiasts to bring their best recipes to the library for a community Holiday Cookie Bake-Off.
“With the popularity of television shows such as the Great British Baking Show, we thought it would be fun to offer our local bakers an opportunity to get in on the action,” said Michele Raine, WCDPL Assistant Director. “Bakers of all ages compete and the winning cookie is determined by popular vote. One of last year’s winning cookies was a gluten free recipe that won fair and square in the taste test. Last year we began offering prizes for first-place and second-place cookies, and we will continue that this year.”
The event takes place in the library’s atrium on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 pm. and there is no cost to taste the cookies. Previous winning bakers are Char Rehklau, Isabella Nardone, Janet Griffiths and Jennie Whiteside.
To participate, bring at least 2 dozen cookies to the library. “Some of the bakers have run out of cookies, so we feel like having at least 2 dozen is pretty important,” said Raine. If the cookies are large, bakers can also cut the cookies into smaller bites. Bakers can bring more than one recipe, but should have 2 dozen of each cookie for the tasters. After all the cookies have been tasted and the votes counted, Mrs. Claus will award the prizes.
“Even if you don’t like to bake, we need tasters at the event as well,” said Raine.
The cookie bake-off also features live music from students in Vicki Hoehner’s piano studio.
This event is sponsored by a gift from the Julia Rentz Estate.
For more information about the Holiday Cookie Bake-Off, please call the Wood County District Public Library’s Adult Services department at 419-352-5050.