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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Cookie Competition



Category Winners
Best Traditional: Clothespin – Jackie Parisi
Best Chocolate: Overloaded German chocolate thumbprint cookie – Sweets by Deb (Debbie Foote)
Most Intricate: Tropical macaroons – Rulli Brothers (Nick Tiberio)
Best Unexpected or Innovative Ingredient: White chocolate butter lime – Tysa Egleton
Youngest Baker: Logan Lewis
Oldest Baker: Nancy Lenhoff

Professional Division
1st Place: Almond butter cookie – Stacey’s Sweet Treats (Stacey Adger)
2nd Place: Sugar cookie – Sweets by Christine (Christine Harley)
3rd Place: Clothespins – Soldier’s Sweets (Marnie Holcomb)
Judge’s Choice (Overall Winner): Tropical macaroons – Rulli Brothers (Nick Tiberio)

Amateur Division
1st Place: Melting moment – Betty Saxon
2nd Place: Potato chip cookie – Barbara Tarcy
3rd Place: Apricot kiffels – Judi Hickok
Judge’s Choice (Overall Winner): White chocolate butter lime – Tysa Egleton

Enjoy these photos from the event!





The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is preparing for the fourth annual Cookie Table & Cocktails event slated for Saturday, February 6, 7:30-9:30, at the Tyler History Center., 325 W. Federal Street.Tickets purchased online will not be mailed  – please print your receipt from Pay Pal and bring it with you to the door.

Continuing their support of Cookie Table & Cocktails as Title Sponsor is
The Waypoint Group at Morgan Stanley


Other sponsors include:


The event is being organized by the Young Leaders Advisory Board (YLAB), a group within the Mahoning Valley Historical Society comprised of members that are promoting MVHS programming beyond the museum sites and in the community. The purpose of Cookie Table & Cocktails is to raise funds for the new exhibits that will be installed at the Tyler History Center.

Event Chair and YLAB President Frank Rulli explains, “YLAB wanted to create a signature fundraiser to support the Tyler History Center campaign, and we decided that the cookie table was the perfect way to do that.  Not only does it celebrate a unique Mahoning Valley tradition, but it also highlights our area’s diverse cultures and food connoisseurs. The entries in the Cookie Contest were spectacular, and we anticipate even tougher competition this time around.”


Billed as a “fun and frivolous wedding reception atmosphere” with music, dancing, appetizers, beverages, and a cookie table extraordinaire, Cookie Table & Cocktails is looking to recruit more event sponsors, silent auction donations, and cookie bakers.


Sponsorship levels, which offer varying degrees of publicity and complimentary tickets, are Wedding Reception Sponsor $1,000, Wedding Dance Sponsor $500, Bouquet Sponsor $250, Honeymoon Sponsor $100, and Guest Book Sponsor $25-75.  Deadline for sponsorship is January 24.  Contact MVHS Campaign Director Cheryl (Staib) Lewis at or (330) 743-2589 or Rulli at or (330) 747-2800.

Cookie Bakers Wanted:
Bakers are still being recruited for the event in both the amateur and professional categories.  Bakers donate 10 dozen cookies for the event and receive a free ticket.  If interested, please fill out the 2016 Cookie Bakers form and return it as soon as possible.

Cookie Eaters Wanted:
Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased in person at the Tyler History Center or by calling 330-743-2589.
Tickets include a take home box.