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Snickerdoodle cheesecake bake-off a serious culinary challenge

May 26th, 2021

The homey taste of a Snickerdoodle (cinnamon sugar cookie popular in the United States), has shown up as a signature ingredient in things like coffee creamer, ice cream, breakfast cereal, and now, home baking. Independent Living residents at Points West Living Stettler tested the limits recently with a Snickerdoodle cheesecake square bake-off.

Five contestants

“This idea came up when one of the care partners saw an advertisement for the cheese cake square,” says receptionist and bake-off competitor Susan Haustein, “and asked the Independent Living residents if they would like to make a pan and have a contest.”

Five contestants rose to the bake-off challenge, residents Donna Chapman, Shirley Erickson, and Marie Brenchley, and two employee care partners, Susan Buscholl and Susan Haustein. That meant five pans of Snickerdoodle cheesecake squares that needed to be tasted and judged.

Judging positions filled quickly

As you can imagine, the judging positions were filled quickly by some Independent Living residents, along with maintenance man Ken Deleeheer and Chef Tye Feddema. “Our judges took their role very seriously,” says Susan. “They were critiquing every level of the cheesecake squares right down to the fluffiness of the crust.”

Winners received a small gift and everyone left feeling pleased about the event and enthusiastic to try it again.

Photo: (clockwise from left) Chef Tye Feddema holds one of the winning entries in the PWL Stettler Snickerdoodle cheesecake bake-off, as resident judge Lloyd Denny, LPN Pat Lattery, contestant Donna Chapman and her husband Dale enjoy a taste of cheesecake.

More photos at Flickr: Snickerdoodle cheesecake bake-off a sweet culinary challenge

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