McCallum's cookies claim provincial silver - Feb. 21, 2019
BY DENNY SCOTT
Seven-year-old Bridget McCallum from North Woods Elementary School won the reserve-champion title for her chocolate chip cookies at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies’ convention over the weekend.
McCallum, daughter of Chad and Crystal McCallum of Brussels, said she was happy to receive the news, and said the winning cookies started with a recipe from her mom.
“She helped me make the cookies just a little bit,” she said. “She put the cookies in the oven and used the mixer.”
McCallum said her entry was special because of a few key factors.
“I think it’s the time we take that makes them special,” she said. “I put in extra chocolate chips too. It’s about how long you keep them in the oven too. If you keep them in too long, they overbake and get crunchy.”
McCallum also taste-tested the batch the whole way through, providing her own quality assurance.