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University to host inaugural cookie contest

Texas A&M University – San Antonio will host the inaugural Cookie Decorating Contest Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Central Academic Building.

There will be two competition categories: appearance and taste. To enter the appearance category, participants must use the jaguar cookie cutter but not for the tasting category.

The jaguar cookie cutter was given out at the Lights of Esperanza event Tuesday, Nov. 28. in the courtyard. Students who wish to participate in the cookie contest -or those who just can’t go without a jaguar cookie cutter- can get theirs in Modular 110.

“Last year we had scarfs and beanies that we gave away and they were very well received,” said Nan Palmero, associate director of Marketing and Communications. “What we discovered was that we had a lot more people that showed up than we anticipated.”

“This year we wanted to have something that we could give to everyone. What we do is we choose items to give away and we want stuff that people will keep,” Palmero said. “One that they will be excited about, two that they can keep and three that we can afford.”

Senior Communications Specialist Cavett McCrary recommended the cookie cutter idea to Palmero when they were figuring out what to get as this year’s gift.

The jaguar cookie cutter and the light up bracelet were given away at the Lights of Esperanza were well received by the people that attended the event. Families with children were excited and ready to make cookies.

“I have a 4-year-old daughter; she likes to bake with me so I thought it was really cute to do with her,” said Melody Torres, a stay-at-home mom on campus for the event. “I think she’s going to love it.”

“It’s the holidays, it’s not tied to any particular culture and typically cookies are something that people eat,” Palmero said. “Regardless of what they believe, a lot of people share cookies around the holidays.”

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