Local Contenders on the Halloween Cookie Challenge

Nolan Schooley Via MassLive

It’s officially spooky season, which means Halloween Cookie Challenge on the Food Network is back, and this year there are a couple local folks to cheer on. Airing Monday nights at 10:00pm through the end of the month, episodes features four bakers tasked with designing the creepiest, spookiest and tastiest Halloween cookies in two different rounds of challenges. 

Tune in on Monday, October 2nd, to catch real life besties pastry chef Nolan Schooley, of Belmont’s Ovenbird, and Loren Stanard, baker-turned-tattoo artist at Caged Raven in Worcester, who’ll be competing against two other talented bakers to make half-face makeup cookies — one half of the cookie will be a self-portrait and the other will show off some spooky halloween makeup.

Hosts Duff Goldman and Rosanna Pansino will choose contestants to move on to round two where the bakers will take cookie decorating to a whole new level by making life-size oozing zombie parts (yes, out of cookies, plus different jams, marmalades and sauces). The ultimate winner will get to take home $10,000 and of course, the title of Halloween Cookie Champion.

Cheer on Schooley or Stanard (or both!) maybe get some inspo for your Halloween party or next night in. For all the deets on this season of Halloween Cookie Challenge head to the Food Network’s website. To try some of Schooley’s baked goods, take a trip to Belmont and have your pick of pastries at Ovenbird.

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