CENTERBURG — The cookie baking contest at the Oldtime Farming Festival showcases the culinary talents of the youth in the area. This year, 25 youngsters took part in the competition, and choosing a winner in each of the three categories was not an easy task for the judges. Choosing just one cookie recipe wasn’t that difficult for the bakers, though.
Kara Nonnemacher, grade 12, took first place in the grades nine through 12 division with her White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints. “Mom made these one time,” said Kara, “and I liked them. I just picked the recipe I liked the best.”
The winner in the kindergarten through grade four category, fourth-grader Tyler Houck, said his reason for making Chocolate Mint Crisps was simple. “I like them,” he said.
Zoe Compton, grade seven, won the grades five through eight division with her Toffee Choco Creamwiches. “I just looked through the cookbook,” she said. “I saw the picture and they looked good.”
The winning creations were auctioned just prior to Saturday’s pie auction, and brought in a total of $115.