Brackets & Events

We have created a friendly, bracket inspired competition to find the best cookie in the cosmos. This eight-week competition spans across 15 communities, building cookie connections with everyone involved.

15,000

Cookies

64

Cookie Competitors

15

Communities

1

National Cookie
Champion

We want to involve our partners, community leaders and all cookie lovers in our journey to find the best cookie in the cosmos.

Five rounds of events will take place, with each round producing thousands of cookies. We will use the cookies to send “Random Acts of Cookie” to overseas troops, local police and firefighters, nurses and doctors, as well as many other amazing community members. We are privileged to show appreciation to the community, especially through the talents of the residents we serve.

Team Brackets

The journey to find the best cookie in the cosmos

  • Inspire
    Conference

  • Empower
    Conference

  • Championship

Event 1

Cookie Madness Selection

Blueberry Drop

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie

Orange Creamsicle Cookie

Chocolate White Chip Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soldier's Delight Cookies

The Hundred Cookies

Swedish Spicy Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry

Fruit Cake

Vanishing Oatmeal

Orange-Cranberry

Double Chocolate Oatmeal

Sunflower Seed Cookies

Date Drops

Orange Cookies

Special K Cookies

Amaretto Chunk Cookie

Chocolate Buttermilk Cookies

Root Beer Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Snicker Cookies

Date Nut Sour Cream Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chunk

Creamy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grandma's Lemon Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Lace Cookies

Will Not Last Sugar Cookies

Old Fashioned Molasses

Guess Again Cookies

Sour Cream Cookies

Event 2

Community Championship

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie

Chocolate White Chip Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Swedish Spicy Cookies

Fruit Cake

Orange-Cranberry

Double Chocolate Oatmeal

Orange Cookies

Special K Cookies

Chocolate Buttermilk Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chunk

Grandma's Lemon Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Will Not Last Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream Cookies

Event 3

The Sweet Sixteen

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fruit Cake

Orange Cookies

Chocolate Buttermilk Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grandma's Lemon Sugar Cookies

Will Not Last Sugar Cookies

Event 4

The Great ATE

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie

Fruit Cake

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grandma's Lemon Sugar Cookies

Event 5

The Flour Foor

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Events

Round 1 - Cookie Madness Selection

In this inaugural round we will announce our 10 finalist cookies. All 10 cookies will be on display and ready for tasting. Our community will vote to determine the four cookies that will advance on to the next round.

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Round 2 - Community Cookie Madness & Community Championship

In this whirlwind round we will host a two-part challenge. We will vote on the two best cookies and then a panel of local celebrities* will determine the champion cookie. The champion cookie will face off against the champions from all other Independence Village and StoryPoint Communities.

*we use the term “celebrity” loosely

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Round 3 - Sweet Sixteen

In this round, cookies from Independence Village and StoryPoint communities across the Midwest will compete. Recipes will be shipped anonymously to sister communities, baked by their Executive Chef and voted on by local residents, families and guests of the community.

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Round 4 - The Great ATE

In the final community round, we determine the top 4 cookies from all of our communities. Similar to the Sweet 16, recipes will be shipped anonymously to sister communities, baked by their Executive Chef and voted on by local residents, families and guests of the community.

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Round 5 - Flour Four & Cookie Championship

A first ever for Independence Village & StoryPoint, we will be hosting a live event to bring all of our communities together. Hosted in the gymnasium of Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, MI on April 28th you can expect a day of music, baking demos, voting & of course – cookies. The culmination of the event being the crowning of the best cookie in the cosmos by a celebrity* panel.

All of our residents, families, staff & the public are welcome to attend.

*Blake Griffin, we still have some spots available.

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