Cookie Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Cookie Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at bakeries and cafes around Vancouver.  Each establishment featured their creation on their menu from April 20 – May 12, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge for their People’s Choice favourites.

Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Each media judge scored each creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The highest number of points a challenge creation could have been awarded is 120 points.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Louisa Chan, Karl Kliparchuk and Jacqueline Chui

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{95 points}

Sweet Somethings

Cinnamon Bun Cookie

Price: $2.50

Created by: Emma Irvine

Description: This cinnamon bun cookie is inspired by our best selling baked good… our cinnamon buns. A chewy sugar cookie with a cinnamon filling and our cream cheese icing come together to create the perfect treat.

Available: all the time

Sweet Somethings

4321 Dunbar Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 842-0261

Web: https://www.sweetsomethingsvancouver.com/

Instagram @sweetsomethingsvancouver

Emma Irvine

2nd Place (tie):

{93 points}

Fratelli Bakery

Almond Apricot Empire Cookie

Price: $2.85

Created by: Loredana Hibbert

Description: The cookie has a really nice crunchiness to it and blends well with the apricot flavour

Available: all the time

Fratelli Bakery

1795 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 255-8926

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

And

Fratelli Bakery

459 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster

Tel: (604) 777-2524

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

Loredana Hibbert

2nd Place (tie):

{93 points}

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie

Price: $​2.95

Created by: Mark Mockler and the SV pastry team

Description: Soft, chewy and oh so delicious. This classic White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie is made with a blend of flour including an organic coconut flour. Mix in some roasted macadamia nuts and some sweet white chocolate… this cookie is a cookie lovers dream.

Offered: All day, everyday

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-899-8892​

Web: http://smallvictory.ca/

Twitter: @sv_bakery

Instagram: @sv_bakery

 

3rd Place:

{89 points}

Half Baked Cookie Co.

Malaysian Malted cookie

Price: $2.40

Created by: Chef Cheryl Low

Description: Chocolate malted cereal cookie

Available: All the time

Half Baked Cookie Co.

1211 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver

Tel: 778-848-0105

Web: http://halfbakedcookiecompany.com/

Instagram: @halfbakedcookieco

 

Chef Cheryl Low

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Cookie Creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Half Baked Cookie Co.

Malaysian Malted cookie

Price: $2.40

Created by: Chef Cheryl Low

Description: Chocolate malted cereal cookie

Available: All the time

Half Baked Cookie Co.

1211 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver

Tel: 778-848-0105

Web: http://halfbakedcookiecompany.com/

Instagram: @halfbakedcookieco

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie

Price: $​2.95

Created by: Mark Mockler and the SV pastry team

Description: Soft, chewy and oh so delicious. This classic White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie is made with a blend of flour including an organic coconut flour. Mix in some roasted macadamia nuts and some sweet white chocolate… this cookie is a cookie lovers dream.

Offered: All day, everyday

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-899-8892​

Web: http://smallvictory.ca/

Twitter: @sv_bakery

Instagram: @sv_bakery

3rd Place People’s Choice (tie):

Italia Bakery

Cannoli Macarons

Price: $1.99

Description: Two chewy sides of cannoli flavoured macrons with the filled center of a mascarpone and cream cheese filling, roasted almonds and chocolate chips, light dust of icing sugar.

Created by: Chef Bozena / chef Michelle

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

 

3rd Place People’s Choice (tie):

Tartine Bread and Pies

Mystery Cookie

Price: $2.95

Created by: Executive Baker Moriah Lutley

Description: The Mystery Cookie is a play on the “Compost Cookie” from Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar. We tweaked the ratios and added a couple more of our favorite ingredients. We called it the Mystery Cookie because you would never be able to guess all the ingredients. It’s unassuming in appearance and you can’t tell which ingredients are in each bite. We would never have thought that this combination of flavors would taste quite so delicious and become slightly addictive. It’s salty, sweet, crunchy and chewy all at once. They pair well with a glass of cold milk or a strong coffee.

Offered: All the time

Tartine Bread and Pies

1069 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 685-7437

Web:http://www.tartine.ca/

Twitter: @tartinebnp

Instagram @tartinebreadandpies

and

Tartine Bread and Pies

770 Beach Avenue, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 685-7437

Web:http://www.tartine.ca/

Twitter: @tartinebnp

Instagram @tartinebreadandpies

 

Thank you to all the bakeries and cafes that accepted my invitation and featured the Cookie Challenge creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Cookie creations! See all the Cookie Challenge Entries Here.

By: Richard Wolak