The Christmas Cookie Challenge, hosted by Alison Sweeney, is a mad though gratifying conflict to establish a best cookie baker in a nation with a leader holding home $10,000. Five bakers’ holiday delights were judged in 3 rounds of foe by cook and culinary businessman Sharone Hakman, American Idol-winner and seasoned baker Jordin Sparks and Food Network Star Season 12 finalist Damiano Carrara.
It’s no warn that a champion was 29-year-old executive fritter cook Brittani Szczecina — a self-described “Christmas freak.” Her family kept a 10×10 storage section filled with decorations, and during a holidays they even called any other gratifying names; her mom is indeed named Candy.
In Round 1 a plea was to emanate dual cookies – one that represented Christmas past and favorite memories and another that would demeanour forward to Christmas future. Brittani’s Christmas past cookie was a chocolate whoopie cookie filled with peanut butter fudge that harkened behind to creation fudge with her mom during a holidays. The classical combo of chocolate and peanut butter won over a judges. Her destiny cookie was a thyme hiss butter cookie that enclosed dusty raspberries since uninformed raspberries might not be accessible in a entrance years. While this cookie was not as successful, it over a plea and was good made.
In Round 2 a bakers had to emanate 3D sleet creation cookies. Brittani was a usually one to emanate an tangible creation out of isomalt, a ductile sugar-substitute used in molecular gastronomy to form thin, glass-like structures. Inside was a Christmas-tree made pasta frolla cookie so good that Damiano pronounced it was accurately how a la pasta frolla should be. He joked, “It’s my recipe. Did we take it from me?” Her pleasing pattern and buttery cookie helped her movement on to a final round.
In a final plea a bakers combined cookie ornaments to accoutre a wooden Christmas tree. Each baker had a opposite thesis for this round. Brittani’s was a 12 Days of Christmas. After humming around a kitchen and sketch a vacant on some of a lyrics, Brittani motionless to drop into her family story again for a personal turn on a theme. Her 5-spice gingerbread cookies were made as a candy shaft for her mom, a Christmas sweater with her holiday name, Elf, and an appearance calendar. The judges were ecstatic into her family kitchen and her authenticity. In any plea her cookies stood out for their ambience and creativity, assisting her take home a $10,000 prize.