OK I'm not really against cookies, I am just against baking them myself. All those wonderful recipes that got posted today sound yummy and delicious, as long as somebody else is making them for me. Did you know that The Wellesley Cookie Exchange, a famous American cookie exchange, began in 1971 as a way to relieve holiday stress. You should feel stress free with all those cookies around.
Did you ever wonder what the top rated store bought chocolate chip cookie is from Consumer Reports?
Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies - I've never seen them here, but they look delicious. Chocolate Chip cookies are also the state cookie for Massachusetts & Pennsylvania.
Best tasting store bought cookie dough from Consumer Reports?
Trader Joe's Chunky Cookie Dough - sounds great, but again we don't have that here (sigh).
FACT: Did you know that private label cookie sales are double than Nabisco Oreo & Chips Ahoy - could that be because those taste like cardboard (but double stuff will do in a pinch).
Top selling Girl Scout Cookie - Thin Mints accounting for 25% of the sales - no surprise there, yummy in my tummy! Plus they freeze. Girl Scout's began selling in 1920 and the first commercially baked cookies were in 1934.
Did you know there was never a Betty Crocker? She was created by the Washburn-Crosby Company in Minneapolis—a predecessor of General Mills. The name Betty Crocker was chosen to be this person. Crocker was taken from William G. Crocker, the recently retired director of the company. The name Betty was chosen because it sounded cheery and wholesome and also was an extremely popular name in the 1920's. An artist was commissioned to create a portrait of Betty and came up with the matronly, white, middle-aged woman—her iconic look was established in 1936. Over the next eight decades her “look” would change 7 more times.
Finally my favorite cookie....Peanut Butter - as Goldilocks said "just right", they can't be too soft or too hard. I have not found one that I truly love, a real must have. Its really very sad when you think about it. No Dom and no PB Cookie (giggle).