Circa 1886 adding local cookie creation to Holiday menu

A new cookie is making its debut in historic Charleston this holiday season and is likely to tempt locals and tourists alike.

Earlier this month, Charleston-based Circa 1886 restaurant challenged local residents to test their culinary skills and answer the question, "If Charleston were a cookie, what would it be?" The answer turned out to be a cookie named the Polite Palmetto with sweet tea glaze, giving a nod to the Holy City's reputation as a friendly destination.

The winning cookie recipe was submitted by Nona Pontiff of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., a sewing artist and teacher. Pontiff received a complimentary dinner for four at Circa 1886, and her cookie will be featured on the Circa 1886 dessert menu during the month of December.

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