Belinda Myers wasn't feeling well Tuesday, so she decided to leave the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show after dropping off her homemade cookies.
Several hours later, the Dallastown resident received a call from friends informing her that she was the winner in the Farm Show's first ever Snickerdoodle competition. Her first-place prize was $250.
"It feels pretty good to be the first winner," said Myers, 59. "I started the day not feeling well, so (winning) was a wonderful feeling."
The competition, with 35 contestants, was sponsored by Golden Barrel, a Honey Brook, Chester County, company that produces sweeteners, according to the Farm Show.
Myers said she tried to make sure her award-winning snickerdoodles were uniform in size and thickness.
"And I also wanted them to have a good crack on the top," she said.
Myers' recipe included butter, cinnamon and sugar mixture, coffee extract, eggs and cream of tartar.
Myers said she placed third on Wednesday in the Farm Show's Old Fashioned Fudge contest.
She said she has an entry in a sticky bun contest that will be held at the Farm Show on Friday.
She also had entries in the chocolate cake, angel food cake, apple pie and thumb print cookies contests held Saturday and Sunday.
"I didn't do very well in them," she said. "But winning the Snickerdoodle competition made up for that."
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