Holiday Cookie-Decorating Challenge (Video)

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Things often get a little goofy on the set of Cityline! Here, I got hands-on for a holiday cookie-decorating challenge with host Tracy Moore, chef Randy Feltis, and home economist Mairlyn Smith.

We had so much fun doing this challenge and filming this segment! Although… I still think I should have won! 😉

Watch here…

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Tracy Moore:
I’m just going to say it. It’s good for you – chocolate. Alright, we’re going to have a friendly competition now. So, we are going get our–

Randy Feltis:
So much for friendly.

Tracy:
—cookies and milk ready for Santa.

Mairlyn Smith:
Yes.

Tracy:
So what we have to do is we have to decorate these cookies.

Denise Wild:
Right.

Tracy:
Because I’m the resident disaster, I’m putting myself in this competition. Mairlyn, you are the home economist, so you are the judge. So you can let us know what the rules are. We’re going to have – she’s got a megaphone.

Mairlyn:
There’s not cheating, okay.

Randy:
Okay.

Tracy:
Okay.

Denise:
Okay.

Mairlyn:
And I usually do. So I’m watching you.

Tracy:
Yes. She does.

Randy:
No promises either.

Tracy:
She’s a master cheater.

Mairlyn:
So, when I say ‘go’

Tracy:
Yeah.

Mairlyn:
—you use the cookie pens as glue, right?

Tracy:
This?

Mairlyn:
Yeah, because nothing is going to stick –

Randy:
Too awesome.

Mairlyn:
—on it unless there’s glue first.

Tracy:
Is this bad that I broke his head off?

Mairlyn:
It’s really bad. You broke his head off.

Tracy:
Oh, oh. Okay.

Mairlyn:
Well, you can glue him back together.

Tracy:
I can glue him back together.

Denise:
Yeah, exactly. He’ll have a scarf.

Mairlyn:
And I’m going to give you a minute, and then I’ll start the timer and you’re going to go, and when you’re finished, you put the cookie on the table and then back away.

Tracy:
I got a surgery to do here.

Mairlyn:
Okay.

Tracy:
Can we get going?

Mairlyn:
Ready, set, go! So, there’s a lot of technique involved. Very good. You’re actually mantling the head. Very good.

Denise:
Oh, my gosh.

Tracy:
Yes, I got to put it back on there.

Mairlyn:
Now I should have said, no rude things, because Santa will get offended.

Tracy:
Got it.

Randy:
Got it.

Mairlyn:
So nothing rude on the gingerbread man. Alright. Okay.

Tracy:
I’m going to give it little eyes.

Mairlyn:
And eating is okay. You can eat any of the candy.

Denise:
Perfect, because the chocolate – it’s so good.

Mairlyn:
The chocolate is so good. I like the M&Ms on the end there.

Tracy:
I’ve got a little bit of a smiley face.

Mairlyn:
Alright.

Randy:
Applying stars.

Mairlyn:
Alright. So–

Denise:
I’m shaking, so–

Tracy:
There’s no fouls.

Mairlyn:
There is no point deductions for making a mess. So you’re okay.

Randy:
I’m a little–

Tracy:
Okay, very good.

Randy:
Okay.

Mairlyn:
Thirty. Thirty seconds left.

Tracy:
Oh, my gosh.

Randy:
What? What happened?

Tracy:
I’m barely done.

Mairlyn:
I know. No, see, if you had to do baking in a factory, you guys would be dead. Anyway, okay. Oh, yeah, there are gel pens. Okay, Denise is the only one that saw them.

Randy:
I forgot there were Gel-Pens.

Mairlyn:
Okay, good. Eighteen seconds.

Randy:
Eighteen seconds?

Mairlyn:
Focus, Tracy, focus!

Tracy:
I’m getting to work.

Mairlyn:
Focus. Okay.

Randy:
It isn’t going so well.

Mairlyn:
Okay, they’ve got to be on the table and back away in nine, eight–

Denise:
Oh, my gosh.

Mairlyn:
—seven, six–

Denise:
Oh!

Mairlyn:
—five, four, three–

Randy:
Oh, no!

Mairlyn:
—two, one, and back away from the table, people. Okay, good.

Randy:
Has a bikini!

Mairlyn:
Oh!

Randy:
That’s a sun beach cookie. You got his head back on him.

Mairlyn:
You’ve got a– you’ve got a bikini thing going on.

Tracy:
I–

Randy:
That’s a nice one.

Mairlyn:
Or is that a thong? I’m a bit afraid.

Randy:
That’s beautiful. That’s a nice one.

Mairlyn:
Okay, and–

Tracy:
I like the way you went there with yours, Denise.

Denise:
Thank you.

Mairlyn:
Okay, and yours, guys, let’s face them out. Okay.

Mairlyn:
That’s okay. You know, kind of tradition.

Tracy:
That’s not bad.

Randy:
So, you know.

Mairlyn:
Little no, but he’s bloodshot. He’s been drinking. So, we’re going to move on to the end — Oh, dear!

Denise:
What happened to his head?

Mairlyn:
What happened to his head?

Tracy:
Well, I put the glue on and then I was going to shake the excess off–

Mairlyn:
And you forgot.

Tracy:
—and then I got distracted by the chocolate.

Mairlyn:
Okay.

Tracy:
But that’s the belt–

Mairlyn:
I don’t want to know what it is.

Tracy:
—and that’s a buckle.

Mairlyn:
Oh, that’s a belt buckle.

Tracy:
And then those are his special–

Mairlyn:
Okay, because I was really worried. Okay.

Tracy:
—those are his Christmas shoes.

Mairlyn:
Okay, well, I think Santa is going to give you presents because he feels sorry for all of you, but because I’m no dummy, Tracy won!

{All cheer}

Tracy:
I love cookies and our viewers love cookies. So it’s that time of year again. We’ve got a Cityline Holiday Cookie Swap. It’s back for its seventh year. Honestly, our viewers love it. This means we’re looking for your favorite cookies. It can be a cookie, it can be a square or a bar recipe to share with all our Cityline viewers. I know that you have a lot of good ones. And to sweeten the pot, everyone who sends in a recipe will be entered for a chance to win a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer.

{All cheer}

Tracy:
It’s worth five hundred and fifty dollars. Or a KitchenAid Bakeware Sets. Go to cityline.ca/cookieswap for all the details and to submit your recipe. Good luck to you.

So I know so many folks here in the crowd love the holidays as do I. What’s your favorite thing about it?

Mairlyn:
Um, I like–

Tracy:
Other than cookies and chocolate?

Mairlyn:
Oh, okay. Um, I like that I usually go home to Vancouver.

Tracy:
Oh.

Mairlyn:
And um– and I’m with my family then and my present is to make Christmas dinner for everybody. And I used to hate it, because I used to be like the Christmas martyr, but now it’s like my gift.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Mairlyn:
So it’s fun. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Tracy:
Beautiful. In one word?

Denise:
Um, presents.

Mairlyn:
Yay!

Tracy:
Yay!

Denise:
Yeah. And in one word. That’s it.

Randy:
Family.

Tracy:
Family.

Randy:
Family, yeah.

Tracy:
I love that. Thanks for watching–

Randy:
And presents!

Denise:
Yeah. Of course, right.

Tracy:
cityline.ca for all the behind the scenes. See you tomorrow.

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