The results are in, and the recipes have been transcribed, and we can now reveal the winners of AllSpice’s 2019 Iowa State Fair Unique Cookie competition!
In first place, Cindy E. from Des Moines created Adult Citrus Sugar Cookies. Starting with a butter-cream cheese cut-out cookie dough, Cindy created a spicy citrus frosting (with just a hint of Cayenne Chile and fresh lemon juice!) that really takes the cake – er, cookie.
The second place winner, Ann G. from Ankeny, brought Spicy Mexican Mocha Cookies. This recipe had all our favorite chocolate and coffee flavors in one cookie: unsweetened baking chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and espresso morsels. With the addition of Coffee Extract, Cinnamon, and two kinds of powdered chiles, the flavor of these cookies was off the charts delicious!
Bridget L. of Norwalk entered Tropical Blossom Cookies in our Unique Cookie contest, and came away with the third-place ribbon. Her base sugar cookie dough was flavored with Anise Seed and Blood Orange Olive Oil, then topped with three tropical sweets: mango jam, then Blood Orange – Sicilian Lemon Balsamic frosting, finished with a drizzle of Sicilian Lemon icing.
You can find all of the 2019 Iowa State Fair award-winning recipes at this link.