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What’s Cooking In the Betty Crocker Kitchens

Sneak a peak at all the excitement inside the world-famous Betty Crocker Test Kitchens. ‘Tis the season for cookies, sweets and snow here in Golden Valley, Minnesota. And with our festive new decorations, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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On Monday we got into the spirit of the season with, what else, cookies! Employees from every corner of General Mills descended on the kitchens to help decorate more than 2,000 sugar cookies for local food shelves.

 

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Tuesday and Wednesday were work as usual – developing holiday cocktails and perfecting peppermint rims.

 

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Then came the recipe contest. Doug Moore, VP of Advertising and Branding of General Mills put on The Moore the Merrier Contest. The challenge: To develop the best original recipe for entertaining. The prizes: coffee makers, gift baskets and a tablet–oh my! Competition was stiff, the stakes were high and the event was a delicious success. Get a taste of the winning recipes right here!

Winners - Novice Category
Appetizer - Black Eye Pea Salsa
Sides/Salad - Roasted Pepper Mozzarella Angel Hair Pasta
Desserts - Orange Cream Poppy Seed Cake
Cookies/Bars - Snowman Chocolate Truffles
Fave Drink - Brandy Slush
 
Winners - Professional Category
Appetizers - Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Topped Polenta Bites
Sides/Salads - Creamy Garlic Sweet Potatoes
Desserts - Dulce-De-Leche Mini Cheesecakes
Cookies/Bars - Choc-Til-You-Drop Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Special Judge’s Choice Awards:
It’s all in the Name of Good Food – best recipe name - Snowman Rum Tum Cake Pops
Made General Mills Proud – most branded - German Chocolate Chex Mix
Don’t Knock it Until You Try It – most unusual ingredient - Not Your Ordinary Nachos (with cactus)
Most Likely to have Come from Grandma’s Kitchen - Grandma Lois’ Sugar Cookies
It Wouldn’t Be a Party Without It - Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
It Ain’t Pretty, but it’s Delicious – ugliest recipe - Cocoa Caramel Clusters
Best in Show – best presentation - Dulce-De-Leche Mini Cheesecakes
Pretty with a Bow on Top – most giftable recipe - Minty Marshmallow Pops
Best Spiked Recipe – best use of alcohol in a non-drink recipe - Fabulous Martini Fudge

 

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