Junior Bakes Up Win In Contest


Photo By Katherine Huggins

Math teacher Jamie Bonato samples a cookie during the judging period.

Katherine Huggins, Features Editor

Gooey, chocolate crumbles fell from the judges’ mouths as they savored junior Anna Chriss’ award-winning chocolate chip cookies.

The Mirada hosted its annual holiday cookie contest on Nov. 28, and Chriss emerged as the winner, as determined by a panel of judges consisting of teachers Brian Asher, Jaime Bonato, Gabriela DeLasse, and William Taylor.

Chriss’ cookies received a score of 8/10 and had a “great texture,” according to DeLasse.

Asher added that they were “real soft and gooey,” while Taylor said that “he could eat many.”

Katherine Huggins
Junior Anna Chriss, winner of the contest who made chocolate chip cookies.

Below is Anna’s winning recipe:

2 1/4 cup flour
2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Bake for 8 to 9 minutes.

Chriss will be receiving a free yearbook as a reward for sharing her yummy cookies.