The Official Cookie Exchange Rubric

December 11, 2009 · 9 comments · Print This Post

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I’ve been conscripted into a true battle of culinary wills next week: aka the annual office cookie exchange. My boss, Karen, has made it known in no uncertain terms that my fellow co-workers and I are expected to seriously represent at this event. Hopefully the Coconut Sandwich Cookies I intend to bring wont embarrass us. Just to be on the safe side though, Karen provided the following rubric. Would your cookies make the cut?

The Official Cookie Exchange Rubric

The Official Cookie Exchange Rebric was entertainingly adapted by Karen Muncaster from “The Original Chocolate Chip Cookie Rubric” created by Ann Bjorklund.

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1 Hänni December 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm

LOL. Hopefully you won’t have any “poor texture” cookies. Dog biscuits and play-doh do not sound too delicious. And also? “needs improvement richness” is totally tragic–there’s nothing more disappointing than a cookie that’s not worth the calories.

We don’t have a cookie exchange at my office, but we do have a potluck. I’m thinking of bringing these wonderful (gluten and grain free!) chocolate-chocolate chip coconut flour cookies. They are not “poor” in any respect.


2 carrie December 11, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I need a job so I can exchange cookies!!! (oh wait… nevermind)

so far all looks and sounds great, ladies! good luck, and may the ovens be kind! xxoo!


3 Bob December 11, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Mmmm, coconut sandwich cookies.

Hey, I like my cookies crisp around the edges!


4 Suzi December 11, 2009 at 4:48 pm

That picture has my mouth watering!! Do you have the recipes for those awesome-looking molasses-spice cookies and the cranberry cookies here on this site? Because I believe I need to have them in my tummy. Immediately.


5 Erin December 11, 2009 at 4:50 pm
6 Suzi December 11, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Ah, you are awesome!! *gleefully scampers into the kitchen*


7 Monica H December 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm

“small irregularities in color or distribution of add-ins” ha ha! that’s hilarious!


8 Dani December 14, 2009 at 2:43 am

Wait… Please wait….. (Gasp)… Just….another ……second…..

I’m sorry, but I can’t stop laughing at the rubric. One woman’s delicious cookie is another’s needs improvement, don’t you think? I hope you have as much fun at the cookie exchange as I did reading this. The coconut sandwich cookies look fabulous! I want to try those soon. Enjoy your holidays!


9 Thomas Granger December 7, 2011 at 5:07 am

As usual good post and keep the good work buddy.


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