Oreo Supports Gay Pride With A Rainbow Cookie – Boycotting Cookie Monsters Do Not Agree

Oreo Supports Gay Pride With A Rainbow Cookie - Boycotting Cookie Monsters Do Not Agree

In support of gay pride, Kraft Foods Oreo brand posted The Rainbow Oreo to their Facebook page.  It was tagged with the caption “Proudly Support Love!”  Thanks Oreo, and Thanks Kraft!  As you might imagine, the not-for-sale rainbow cookie created a swell of support for gay rights.  As you might also imagine it managed to outrage some cookie-eating homophobes.  Darn.

Over 200,000 Facebook users had “liked” the page and the post was inundated with thousands of pro and anti-rainbow cookie sentiments. Continue reading

Meet Ana Juarez; Girl Scout Leader Steals $6,000 In Girl Scout Cookie Money

Meet Ana Juarez; Girl Scout Leader Steals $6,000 In Girl Scout Cookie MoneyThis is Ana Isabel Juarez.  She was a troop leader in South El Monte, California.  Police arrested the 30-year-old after being accused of stealing $6,000 in cookie sales from her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.  The Girl Scout regional office had noticed something was awry when payments for sold cookies had not been forthcoming.

The other troop leaders noticed that there was $4,000 in cash missing from the cookie sales and $2,000 had disappeared from an account set aside specifically for that purpose.    Juarez allegedly spent the money as fast as it came in.

“It was just shocking to see that we became her own personal piggy bank: gas, nails, Nordstroms, Victoria’s Secret,” said troop co-leader Verna de los Reyes in an interview.

The leaders promised the girls that if they sold enough cookies, they would be able to get their own doll from the American Girl line and a trip to the store in Los Angeles.  A tea party and limo ride were also in the works.  Each of the troop’s girls sold more than 500 boxes in that one month period.  An accounting of what’s left leaves only $200 in the girls account.

Juarez was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft.  Juarez also had a 6-year-old daughter in the troop, according to CBS, who was pulled out just before the scandal broke.
While in custody she was processed for an outstanding warrant related to a 2001 grand theft embezzlement case in Huntington Park, CA.  She is due in court on May 8th.

Lickable Wallpaper Installed In London Elevator – The Lickable Lift

Lickable Wallpaper Installed In London Elevator - The Lickable Lift

OK – I’ll admit this stretches the bounds of food.  Technically it’s a cookie thing.  You can’t argue cookies.  No one can.  The installation was created by Mischief PR and McVitie’s - McVitie’s makes Jaffa Cakes and Jaffa Cookies.  Spend anytime watching British programming and someone will invariably prat on about Jaffa cakes and cookies.  

Lickable Wallpaper has been installed in the elevator at Engine, a London-based communications company.  It remains to be explained exactly why they spec’d out lickable wallpaper in their lift. Continue reading

Blonde Brownies That Are Actually Cookie Pie – The Blonde Cookie Pie Brownie

Blonde Brownies That Are Actually Cookie Pie - The Blonde Cookie Pie Brownie

My mother made blonde brownies that could have stopped a zombie apocalypse….at least for a few minutes.  Minutes count when you’re trying to avoid being eaten by an advancing horde.

I know, the simplest thing to do would be to ask my mother for the recipe.  She’d give it to me over the phone tonight if I called her.  She won’t do that at midnight however.  Midnight here is three in the morning her time.  Mother’s need sleep, too.  So I had a hankering and I just had to wing it.  I went through my normal routine of research and only when I’d finished had I realized that blonde brownie and cookie pie must be the same thing to some people.  I’m here to set the record straight – they’re not. Continue reading

The Cuddrireddra of Delia – An Italian Spiced Cookie For Easter

The Cuddrireddra of Delia - An Italian Spiced Cookie For Easter

Being that I’m a full continent’s worth of travel from my family there was no Easter/Passover celebration in Seattle as such.  We had a nice day out, relaxed about, and I decided I’d make an obscure, unpronounceable, fried Italian cookie for dessert.  Typically they come in a neat crown/ring/pretzel sort of shape.  That’s unless you’re lazy.  If you’re lazy then they can be any shape you like.

Cuddrireddra is the Sicilian word biscuit, and is a tasty and crispy small donut shaped cookie from the town of Delia, in the middle-ish part of Sicily.  Local legends say that the cookie, which has the form of a little crown, is a tribute to the noble women of Delia who lived in the medieval fortress that still dominates the town during the war of the “Vespri Siciliani” (1282-1302). Continue reading

Bunny Cookie Cutters – Just In Time For Easter

Bunny Cookie Cutters - Just In Time For EasterCreated by Patti Paige of Baked Ideas, this line of Easter-themed cookie cutters will have you baking like rabbits.  Patti has hand crafted over 2200 different cutters with some available at Baked Idea’s store.Bunny Cookie Cutters - Just In Time For Easter