Okay, maybe more than a bit...
Alright, alright.... I'm SUPER competitive!
If I'm gonna do something I want to do it well and honestly, I want to do it better than you.
This year my BFF Jill and her husband John decided to host a Beer and Cookie Exchange before Christmas. Bake some cookies, bring some beer and hangout, right?
As I was reading through the invitation, I came to the part where it said there would be a prize for the cookie baker who was the crowd favorite.
A PRIZE!!! Um, now I really had to bust out the best frickin' cookie.
The pressure was on...
Thankfully, Jill and I have been besties since our HS cheerleading days and she is well aware of my dysfunction!
So off to my Pinterest board I went...
I set out to find the most wonderful, tasty, scrumptious, winning cookie recipe that I could find! Some of the cookies I have pinned were automatically non-contenders. Per Jill's rules the cookies couldn't be: no-bakes, bar cookies, from a cookie mix, plain chocolate chip or meringue.
I also wanted to take into account what kinds of sweets people tended to gravitate towards. Sneaky, sneaky. For instance, I know Jill doesn't like mint, so anything with that was out in my head because that would automatically garner a NO vote for my cookie and my competitive side just couldn't take it!
I finally narrowed my choices down to three:
Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies
Fudgy Brownie Cookies
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
After much deliberation, I decided to go with the Fudgy Brownie Cookie! These cookies did not disappoint either. They now hold the distinction of being Matt's Favorite Cookie!
And on top of that, I was the CROWD FAVORITE at the party! YES!!!
|Me and the loser's, just kidding!|