Beverly Batty heading to Pillsbury Bake-Off finals

Healthy cookies received enough votes

Beverly Batty's On the go Breakfast Cookie.
Beverly Batty’s On the go Breakfast Cookie.

Beverly Batty is going for gold.

Her On the Go Breakfast Cookie recipe received enough votes to make her an official finalist in the Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts category of the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.

She received the news on Thursday, Oct. 3. Finals will be held Nov. 10 to 12 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where a hundred cooks will compete for a $1 million grand prize.

“I am so excited, speechless,” Batty said.

She thanked everyone who voted for her recipe. This year, on-line voting determined which semifinalists advanced.

Of the 59 semifinalists in the breakfast category, 33 will go to Las Vegas.

Batty intends to enjoy the experience of competing for Pillsbury, an honor she has sought since 1976.

“Still going for the gold, for the fun of it all!” she said. “I now know how to make my cookie without even looking at the recipe.”