Julia Thompson, age 9

Julia Thompson, 9, said that when she entered her "Browned Butter Pizzelles with Chai Spice" cookies into this years cookie contest, she was not expecting to win. 

"I thought I was going to lose," said Julia. "I thought I was going to get fourth place, when I found out I got first place I was super proud, and so happy."

Julia's mom, Nia Thompson, said the recipe for the brown butter pizzelles came from a cookbook the family has. 

The [original pizzelle]  recipe only had one spice," said Nia. "So, we went to another part of the book to get the chai spice, so she measured all that out and put it in the mix as well."

Julia's favorite part of the whole process?  "My favorite part of making these cookies was putting the batter in the machine so they could all mix together."

For her older brother, William, the process of baking and finishing his cookies just in time to enter them into the contest didn't go quite as smoothly. 

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