I encourage everyone to look at still_might_be
’s cookie post
for her indescribably brilliant fandom-cookie comparisons. There’s no way for me to top that, so I’m going to go with a more scientific look at things!
Upon receiving meryl_edan
’s cookies last Wednesday, I was very impressed with the pink tissue paper, gold seals, and overall classy presentation. As tempting as the goodies were, I stashed them away in the refrigerator, covered in post-its warning my family not to eat on pain of death. When lavenderseaslug
’s package arrived the next day, with my name written on it in cute blue bubble letters, I didn’t wait long to tear into it.
After carefully arranging the six types of cookies on the table and making the tea that meryl_edan
had thoughtfully provided to go along with her Earl Grey Tea Cookies, I dove in. My brothers, just home from school, selflessly volunteered to help. They had one of each cookie (or one half of the larger varieties) and gave the following critique: "These rock. Your friends are awesome."
The final tallies, based on a judging criteria that took into account appearance, taste, texture, and the overall average, make the final decision difficult. meryl_edan
’s Gingerbread White Chocolate Blondie came in first, with an overall score of 8.7, closely followed by lavenderseaslug
’s Spritz Cookie with an 8.6. lavenderseaslug
’s Chocolate Chip Cookie beat out meryl_edan
’s by .2 points in the “control” category. meryl_edan
’s average score was 8.3, just above lavenderseaslug
See here meryl_edan
's selection. On top, we have the Earl Grey Tea Cookie with Earl Grey Tea. Below, see the Chocolate Chip Cookie and the winning Gingerbread White Chocolate Blondie. lavenderseaslug
presented us with the Chocolate Molasses Cookie (on top), her Chocolate Chip Cookie, and the famed and delicious Spritz Cookie.
The entire selection.
The winner will be announced tonight, on this very page. Stay tuned!