SLIDESHOW: Clash of the Cookies
An assortment of colorful frostings, sprinkles and decorating tools lined the tables that stretched from one end of the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center's dining hall to the other last week. Large tin baking sheets covered in fresh-baked cookies from Chef Sara Schrader were laid out and waiting.
And when it was time for the ACC's cookie decorating challenge to begin, children and their grandparents let their creativity run wild with treats shaped like Santa Claus and his reindeer, Christmas trees, mittens and ornate stars.
For almost 45 minutes, everyone in the room was filled with youthful exuberance as they spread frosting, picked colors and emblazoned their cookies with a variety of different sprinkles.
On hand to pick out the very best edible artworks were Lake Oswego Mayor Kent Studebaker, ACC Program Supervisor Maria Bigelow and Lake Oswego Review reporter Sam Stites.
It was a tough decision, but after several minutes of quiet conversation and contemplation, the judges came back with a verdict, crowning Megan Graetz, 12, and her brother Jackson, 10, as Lake Oswego's best cookie decorators in the solo and combined grandparent-grandchild categories.
It seems good taste runs in the family.
— The Review