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King Arthur Baking Company Cookie Contest

When did cookies begin? Research shows nobody is really sure who created the first cookie. It may have just been a mistake in the baking area. Some cooking experts believe that many, many years ago, cooks wanted to test the temperature of their oven so they would bake a small blob of cake batter to see if the oven was heated well enough to bake an entire cake. The Dutch called these little test cakes a "keokje" which means "little cake". The Dutch brought this recipe or process to America from the Netherlands.

The term cookie likely derived from the Dutch version. England called these popular little cakes biscuits as do Australians. Spain calls them galletas and Italy biscotti. Almost every country has a word for the cookie. At the Kendall County Fair, we are going to go the distance and just call them GREAT!

All great things are worthy of putting our baking hands in the dough and competing for the bragging rights of making the best COOKIE! We are excited to bring you the 1st Cookie Baking Contest in the Exhibit Hall at this year's Kendall County Fair. Get your flour ready and come join the fun!

Sponsored by

King Arthur Baking Company

Official Rules and Regulations

Pre-Entry Required!! Due by Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Official Rules for the Cookie Contest:

  • Exhibitor must pre-register. Entry form must be received no later than Wednesday-August 31st, 2022. Submit via:
    • Email to:
      • kmculak@gvtc.com
    • USPS Mail:
      • Marilyn Culak - King Arthur Cooking Baking Contest
      • 143 Pfeiffer Rd
      • Boerne, TX 78006
      • Mailed entry forms must be postmarked by Monday-August 29th, 2022.
    • NO entry will be accepted if you do not pre-register.

Age Requirements:

  • Adults (18 years plus)
  • Youth / Junior (7-17 years)

Contest Check-in:

  • Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • From 8:00 am till 2:00 pm
  • Homestead Heritage Exhibit Hall.

Official Rules for the Cookie Contest - con't

  • Check-in pre-registration, Exhibitor must bring the following to the Baking Division of the Exhibit Hall to check in your entry from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 1, 2022:
    • Cookie entry,
    • $5.00 entry fee
    • You will receive your entry number after entry is accepted.
  • Exhibitor must present an empty bag of "King Arthur Flour" and/or UPC Label from the flour bag when the entry is submitted. King Arthur flour can be purchased at HEB, Wal-Mar, Amazon, and directly through King Arthur Flour web-site.
  • Exhibitor must follow the designated recipe of "Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies".
  • Cookies must be the size of 2 inches to 2 1/2 inches in diameter
  • Entry must contain 12 cookies on or in a disposable covered container. Container is non-returnable. Cookies will be transferred to display plate prior to judging by contest chairman.
  • Cookies will be displayed individually on the same likeness of display plate. Cookies will not be judged on presentation.
  • Judging criteria will be based on taste, overall appearance and texture
    • Taste 50 points
    • Over all appearance 25 points
    • Texture 25 points
    • 100 Total Points
  • King Arthur Baking Company nor the Kendall County Fair Association will be liable to replace lost or misplaced gift cards and/or ribbons presented.
  • Failure to follow any rule may result in disqualification(s).
  • Judging will be on Thursday, September 1, 2022 and is closed to the public.
  • Winners will be notified by phone and/or email after completion of the judging.
  • All entries become the property of the Kendall County Fair Association and will be on display during the fair.
  • Awards:
    • Adult
      • 1st Place: $75.00 gift card (King Arthur Products)
      • 2nd Place: $50.00 gift card (King Arthur Products)
      • 3rd Place: $25.00 gift card (King Arthur Products)
    • Youth/Junior
      • 1st Place: $40.00 gift card (King Arthur Products)
      • 2nd Place: $25.00 gift card (King Arthur Products)
      • 3rd Place: King Arthur Tote Bag
    • All participants will receive a participation Rosette

Download Rules, Entry form, and Cookie Recipe Here

Cookie Contest Director Information

Marilyn Culak
Kendall County Fair Association
c/o Exhibit Hall - Marilyn Culak
PO Box 954
Boerne, TX 78006

Phone: (830) 249-2839

Email: kmculak@gvtc.com
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