Monday, May 11, 2009

Date Cookie Throwdown

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!!!

6 comments:

  1. Hanaa - I did not get the email about you coming to Boston. I actually haven't been to any of the bakeries around here... As far as restaurants, there are tons. What are you looking for and where are you staying? Definitely email me again - try PurdueJen at gmail - and I can send some info along.

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  2. Ai! I love date cookies! The contest is fun, isn't it amazing that one recipe differs from one person to the next?

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  3. Nice job! I've never tried a date cookie before, but those look good.

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  4. I love the idea of a date cookie throw down. How fabulous! Those cookies sure do look delicious. Man oh man, I didn't even know I was craving date cookies until I saw your post :) Sorry that I've been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams and am finally getting around to my google reader.

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  5. I agree, BakingSoda, one recipe's execution can differ from one person to another.
    These date cookies were great. I'll have to ask my boss' gramma if I can post her recipe (with my tweaks).

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  6. congrats on the win, I am not a fan of dates, crazy right, but these sure look like a great cookie for date lovers.

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