Hundreds of people stood in line between noon and 1 p.m. on Friday (12/9/11) in the rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place to get free cookies baked by six city chefs during a taste-off orchestrated by Philadelphia magazine.
Donald D. Groff of the Daily News reports that each taster was given one ticket to place in a ballot box of his/her favorite.
When they were tallied, the winning cookie was the Spiced Caramel Chocolate Tuiles, round with ginger, lemon and spices with a disc of chocolate placed on top. The winning recipe was created by Frederick Ortega, executive pastry chef at Lacroix.
Proceeds from coffee sold from noon-2pm at the nearby Saxby's coffee shop were to be donated to a charity of the winning restaurant's choice, the American Cancer Society.