The seventh annual school-wide Cookie Games Competition returns to the International Culinary Center on Thursday, August 15th at 4:00pm. Follow us for coverage of this year’s games!
Thursday, August 15th | 3:45-5:30pm
International Culinary Center
28 Crosby St, 5th Floor
For the past seven years, the Cookie Games competition has challenged current ICC students to create an original cookie recipe inspired by a country of their choice. Each year, Professional Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts students go head to head to see who really has the best baking chops!
Over the years, students have delivered a wide assortment of international concepts such as Duck Fat Cookies (France), Rosy Taro Cookie (China) and Mole Cookie (Mexico). Winning entries have included: Dulcetto Bar (Russia) by Bojena Linton (2013), Coconut Daun Pandan (Malaysia) by Vianna Sinnan (2014) and Chocolate Cardamom Button (India) by Savita Bhat (2015), and most recently, the Umami Cookie (Japan) by Rebecca Ng (2018).
Based on submissions, an in-house committee will select 10 finalists to produce their cookie for a high-profile judging panel. The judges will award first, second and third place winners. In addition, all audience and press attendees at the ceremony will have a chance to try each of the eligible cookies and vote for a Fan Favorite. This year’s esteemed panel of judge’s will feature Bao Ong (Food & Drink Editor, Time Out New York), the team from Gramercy Tavern—Michael Anthony (Executive Chef) and Miro Uskokovic (Pastry Chef), Emma Bengtsson (Executive Chef, Aquavit) and Mike Chau of @foodbabyny.
Previous year’s judges have included: Kate Heddings (Senior Editor of Food & Wine), Anna Bolz (Pastry Chef of Per Se), Jacques Torres (Chef/Owner of Jacques Torres Chocolate), Christina Tosi (Chef/Owner of Milk Bar), Emily Luchetti (Chief Pastry Officer of Big Night Restaurant Group), Angie Mar (Chef/Owner at Beatrice Inn), Dorie Greenspan (Cookbook Author), and Robb Riedel (Managing Editor of Food Network Magazine).
Get ready for the games! Check out highlights from last year’s Cookie Games competition here.
In the mood for cookies? Try this Umami Cookie recipe from last year’s Cookie Games!
2019 WINNERS WILL RECEIVE*:
1st Place – KENWOOD Kitchen Machine Stand Mixer, $30 Gift Card to MoMA Design Store
2nd Place –De’Longhi Countertop 24L Oven, $20 Gift card to MoMA Design Store
3rd Place – BRAUN Hand Mixer, $10 Gift card to MoMA Design Store
Fan Favorite –Vahlrona Chocolate, $40 Gift card to MoMA Design Store
*Prizes are subject to change.
USA | Dressler Parsons
CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ SHORTBREAD
China | Lily Hu
Armenia | Mary White
MEXICAN CHOCOLATE MASA COOKIE
Mexico | Hester Farabee
MISO CITRUS SHORTBREAD
Japan | Jeremy Rick
PORCINI BLACK PEPPER SHORTBREAD
Italy | Samantha Daily
ROSEWATER SHORTBREAD SQUARES
USA | Regan E. Peschel
SPICED GOLDEN COCO COOKIE
India | Jennifer Fay
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING COOKIE
Great Britain | Hayley McLean
STILTON CHERRY WALNUT SHORTBREAD
Great Britain | Iuliia Kiskie