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Slideshow: The 2018 TAC Cookie Bake-Off

Slideshow: The 2018 TAC Cookie Bake-Off

Posted: February 9, 2018

The rules of Thomas Aquinas College’s Cookie Bake-Off are simple: Teams get one evening to bake their confections, working entirely from scratch. Recipes and ingredients are left to students’ own devices and imaginations. The next day, a select panel of tutors, students, and staff evaluate the cookies on the basis of several criteria, including taste and presentation. Below are photos from both the preparation and judging at this year’s competition:

  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018
  • Cookie Bake-Off 2018
    Slideshow: Cookie Bake-Off 2018

This year’s winners:

  • 1st place — “Super Blue Blood Moon,” by Therese Kuenstle (’19)
  • 2nd place — “Double Chocolate Espresso Bites,” by NIck Pfeiffer (’19) and Maria Gilicinski (’19)
  • 3rd place — “Strawberry Shortcookies,” by Suzanne (’18), Benedict (’19), and David Urbancic (’21)

Honorable mentions:

  • “The Tutor Breakfast”
  • “Peanut Munchies”
  • “Sassy Molassy”
  • “The Mocha Strip Down”
  • “Vatican II”