The final Rhode Island Food Fights event of 2015, the 4th Annual Spectacular Cookie Smackdown, was held this past Sunday, December 6th at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Ten area bakeries specializing in cookies and sweet treats competed to see who had the best, according to a panel of five culinary judges (which included this writer), along with competing for the People’s Choice. Three trophies, created by Ahlers Designs, were awarded to the winners.
According to judges Jenny Currier of Motif, previous two-time Cookie Smackdown winner Katrin Schnippering of Eye Cookies, Chuck Staton & Brad Rohrer from The Chuck and Brad Podcast and David Dadekian of Eat Drink RI, first place went to Edible Creations by Gerry for their gingerbread cookie. The judges’ winner for second place was Bake It Better. The Peoples’ Choice Award went to Julians. Congratulations to all the winners.
RI Food Fights was created and produced by Jim Nellis. John Taraborelli and Matt Coupe entertainingly hosted the event.