That’s how a Millerton cookie crumbles…

MILLERTON — Residents seeking something sweet on Saturday morning, Sept. 18, were invited to drop by the front lawn of the NorthEast-Millerton Library for the library’s inaugural Cookie Cook-Off, part of the Millerton Food Festival (see Millerton Food Festival satisfies appetite for food and fun for more on the festival).

This year’s Cookie Cook-Off received 26 entries from local bakers, including the classic chocolate chip, almond bliss, triple ginger, shortbread, molasses, fairy mint, pumpkin chocolate chip, gluten-free peanut butter bliss, brown butter toffee and many other delicious delights. 

Next to each entry, the library provided a list of allergens included in the recipe, and NorthEast-Millerton Library Director Rhiannon Leo-Jameson was more than happy to offer a glass of milk to anyone looking for something to drink with their tasty treat.

Running from 10 a.m. to noon, visitors sampled the cookies on display and, after tasting an ample platter of entries, cast their vote for their favorite cookie before going back for more. 

With a total of 101 votes cast, the library declared Lisa Miller’s zucchini bars the winner of this year’s first-ever Cookie Cook-Off, followed by the Midnight Cookies and the Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

Miller was awarded a $100 gift card to the Millerton business of her choice. What a sweet victory!

— Kaitlin Lyle

Visiting the village of Millerton from Cape Cod, Mass., Hannah Ewart savored the award-winning zucchini bar at the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s first Cookie Cook-Off. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Willing to do a trick to gain a treat, Bellamy, an American bull dog pitbull mix, patiently balanced a cookie on her snout with hopes of eating it afterwards. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Visiting the village of Millerton from Cape Cod, Mass., Hannah Ewart savored the award-winning zucchini bar at the NorthEast-Millerton Library’s first Cookie Cook-Off. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

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