Kaimuki woman wins Cookie Corner contest with kakimochi chocolate chip creation

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Cristina Nishioka of Kaimuki is the winner of The Cookie Corner’s My Cookie Corner Creation Recipe Contest.

Her Kakimochi Crunch with Chocolate Chips recipe beat out 70 other entries.

It features a combination of chocolate chips and savory kakimochi.

The limited-edition cookie is now available at The Cookie Corner.

As part of her prize, Nishioka received a trip for two to Las Vegas, courtesy of Vacations Hawaii.

The Cookie Corner is also donating a portion of the proceeds from the kakimochi cookie sales to Nishioka’s charity of choice, which is the Society of Women Engineers’ Mae Nakatani Nishioka Scholarship Fund.

Mae Nishioka is Cristina Nishioka’s grandmother.

She was the first female engineer in Hawaii and the fund will award scholarships yearly to women engineering students in the state.

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