When my boss challenged me to a Date Cookie throwdown, of course I accepted the challenge. His gramma makes the best date cookies. After bugging him for the recipe, I finally got it (gramma lives in a different state and the recipe needed to be translated). When I didn't bake the cookies within a month or two of getting the recipe, the throwdown came :o)
We both brought in the cookies to work today. They were marked cookie #1 and #2 but everyone in my team was able to tell which one was mine and which one was his. Still, I had faith in people choosing the cookie they liked most.
Given that we both used the same recipe (I made some minor tweaks), it wasn't surprising that it was a close race. After counting the 10 votes (you had to like dates in order to be a judge), the results were in: 6 votes for me and 4 votes for the boss-man. I won, I won. Yay!!!