San Diego’s most creative chefs and bakers face off in a friendly competition to determine chocolate chip cookie supremacy. Our 2020 event hosted by Kairoa Brewing Company featured six inventive cookies by indie bakers and established pastry chefs.
2020 Chocolate Chip Cookie Championship: Featured Chefs and Items
Clockwise from top: Espresso marble fudge chocolate chip cookie (Maya Madsen, Maya’s Cookies); Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie (Brittany Vargas, Thick and Thin Cookie Co.); Double chocolate black mole cookie (Lea Marie Dennis, Sugar Kiln); Brown butter chocolate chip cookie with dark chocolate peanut butter toffee filling (Faye Rodriguez, Faye’s Desserts); The Lady (Meghann Smith, Batch & Box); Chewy caramel triple chocolate cookie with pepitas, almonds, pecans, and walnuts Lori Sauer (The Lodge at Torrey Pines)
Best Overall: Brown butter chocolate chip cookie with dark chocolate peanut butter toffee filling by Faye Rodriguez, Faye’s Desserts Runner up: Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie by Brittany Vargas, Thick and Thin Cookie Co.
Most Creative: The Lady (signature dough with white chocolate morsels and raspberries) by Meghann Smith, Batch & Box Runner up: Double chocolate black mole cookie by Lea Marie Dennis, Sugar Kiln