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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cookbook Wednesday; Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies!

You see that guy up there? His name is Pillsbury. No, no, no, he isn’t a reincarnation of the infamous Pillsbury Doughboy, sillies. His name is Charles Alfred Pillsbury and although he isn’t “poppin’ fresh”, without him and his innovative marketing techniques, there’s a very good possibility there would be no Doughboy or Pillsbury.com for that matter. Why mention Mr. Pillsbury today on Cookbook Wednesday? Well, today is the day Charles A. was born. (some sites incorrectly state his birth date as October 3rd)

This post is not going to be about the life and times of Charles A. Pillsbury. There will be links for that. With just a nod to the man who was once head of the largest flour-milling organization in the world, we will get to the business of Cookbook Wednesday and Cookies:)

Do you want to know another reason why today is the bestest day to nibble at the Pillsbury Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies, Cookbook? Because, TOMMOROW is National Cookie Day! Truth be told, I think it should be International Cookie Day, don’t you think? I know, we’ve celebrated Cookie Day before on this blog but seriously, can one ever celebrate too many cookies? You might remember these:)

Let’s take care of the kiddies first.

Next, let’s take a bite at some cookie trivia.

The first commercial cookie in the United States was the Animal Cracker, introduced in 1902. Did you know that Animal Crackers were once seasonal and their brightly colored boxes were promoted as tree ornaments? That’s what the string was for:) One more thing, National Animal Cracker Day is celebrated on April 18th!

Technically, it’s still Autumn in this part of the world. I just couldn’t resist sharing these Acorns.

I found this recipe rather intriguing since one of the ingredients is instant mashed potatoes. Kinda makes sense if you think about shelf life, lol…

And it just wouldn’t be Cookie Day without at least one recipe for Sugar Cookies. This one includes Whole Wheat!

I have one more surprise for you before I go. A Cookie Day Edible Cookie Bowl!!!

Here’s the how to:

Cool huh? I thought so too:) Thanks for visiting Cookbook Wednesday. If you would like to join in and share one of your cookbooks or a whole bunch, it’s really pretty easy. Post a cookbook from your collection any time between today and next Tuesday. It can be just a picture or a recipe and a picture. It can even be a recipe book in a different language. I have quite a few of those myself, lol. You can share why it’s special, or not…Really no rules for Cookbook Wednesday. Simply enjoy:) Add A Link below. (You can also grab the logo if you like. If you do, please link back to this post:) Louise

Resources
1. National Cookie Holidays
2. 15 Fun Facts about Animal Crackers
3. Charles Alfred Pillsbury (Find-a-Grave)
4. It's Cookie Day! Let's Mix It Up!
5. Cookie Cutters & Aunt Chick

48 comments:

  1. Dear Louise, I really have to start baking for the holiday. It seems I am always so far behind everyone! I love these old cookie recipes and would love to try them all. I don't think my cookie bowl would hold together like that though. It would be fun to try though.
    I hope all is well with you and Marion. Keep warm and cozy. blessings xo Catherine

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    1. Everything is fine and dandy over here Catherine. Marion is quite the spunky crocheting lady, lol...I feel the same way about that cookie bowl. I'd love to try it but I'm pretty sure I would botch it up! I'm sure you would not! Thanks for popping by Catherine. Perhaps a good "project" for Tammy, lol...

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  2. National Cookie Day eh - I like it. The acorn cookies look intriguing.

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    1. Don't they, Gaye. I may just bake them for the first day of Winter, lol...

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  3. Thanks for hosting a cool party here! I finally joined in. Would love to trade some wings for delicious cookies :-)

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    1. Glad to have you Tina. Those wings look so yummy!!! I'll trade, remember, I have quite a few doubles, lol...

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  4. I think kids' cookies are really the way to go. Peanut butter cookies sound fabulous! I never knew the string on the animal cracker package had that function, though it always seemed fun to me (and kids I knew later when I grew up) to make it into kind of a purse.

    I wish you & everyone luck if they are into nonstop cookie baking!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't think I'll be doing too much cookie baking, Mae. I will have to make some for Marion of course but she is easy to please. Sweet and Chocolate that's all she needs, lol...

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  5. Louise, this is certainly the month for cookies! (Had no idea animal crackers were first....I confess I still love them!) You've got some great recipes here. Fun to read.
    Cookbooks? How could I ever choose a favorite? All of Maida Heatters, I guess!

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    1. Maida Heatter's books are a hit around here too Barbara. As a matter of fact, I really should dig out that cookie book!!!

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  6. Unas recetas fantásticas.
    Algunas presentaciones súper chulas.
    Un saludito

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  7. I love all these cookbooks Louise!! I love vintage recipes!
    and I love make Christmas cookies!!
    Beautiful post!
    (I will come back to read some recipes)
    xoxo

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    1. Your German Christmas Cookies look so pretty, Gloria. Maybe I should have made this cookbook linky include cookies too, lol...

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  8. They all look tasty but those acorn cookies are calling my name.

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    1. I know what you mean Pam. It must be the caramels:)

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  9. Cookies are definitely worth a celebration! And had no idea the animal cracker packages were supposed to be Christmas ornaments! Very cool idea -- too bad I was always too dim to understand it! Fun post -- thanks.

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  10. The edible cookie bowl is for me. I love cookies. In fact, I almost haven't met a cookie I didn't like. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

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    1. Oh Geraldine if you do make it please share. I'm not sure I'm going to get to it but I sure would like to:)

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  11. Hi Louise,
    How wonderful! Tomorrow is National Cookie Day (it's today actually, now is 12.12am over here!). And I do not post on cookies so often, what a coincidence that I posted one today (yesterday actually!) So I quickly link my post over! Haha!
    I have a few of Pillsbury cookbooks, with many labels sticking out from the pages, but only tried a few so far!
    I like their recipes!
    Animal cracker cookies are still sold in supermarkets! "Evergreens" like this are always a favourite!
    Have a great week!

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  12. I loved animal crackers when I was little. I always thought the string was so I could carry them anywhere.

    That edible cookie bowl is so neat! I might try making one this year.

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  13. Great post Louise - I have cookies on the brain for the next couple weeks! That cookie bowl is really something, isn't it? I love the vintage pictures - so funny how our tastes have changed when it comes to food photography! Donalyn / http://thecreeksidecook.com

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  14. I love that cookie bowl idea! I've thought to make one a few times in the past, but don't seem to get to it. xo Nellie

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  15. Hi Louise, This post is perfect for this time of the year. Cookies are the in thing now and I love this post as well as your recipes that you shared. The Coconut Delights looks interesting, made with the instant mashed potatoes.I also love all of the Pillsbury products, can you imagine if there was not Charles Alfred Pillsbury? Well, Happy Birthday to Mr. Pillsbury! I have made the Edible Cookie Bowl! When I lived upstate the winters are long and cold, so I pulled out my recipes one day and tried to make the bowl. I have to say that it did come out very well, but it took so much time to make the little round shapes and place them on the foil of the pan. I had the same recipe page and after a long time, it really came out very nicely. I wish I had a photo of it, but I think those days my camera had broken. Thanks for sharing dear friend and have a blessed day filled with fun...say hello to Marion :) Dottie .

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  16. Hi Louise , yes it's cookie time , the kids will want to make them all , oh woe is me (smiling) What a great post and the recipes are divine and you can eat your messes when the cookie bowl don't come out right Hahahaha!!! Thanks so much for sharing and (((HUGS))) to you and Marion ... keep wiggling those toes girl :) ~Nee~

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  17. You are right; who doesn't love a cookie? We just got back from a routine checkup (all is well- yay!) and leave in an hour for the end of season football banquet, so I'll not be posting today - sorry! I'm kind of glad the kids can't see this post, because this would be just one more thing for them to "require" me to do. Your Pillsbury cookbook looks like a fun one; Happy Birthday, Mr. P!

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  18. The crunchy coconut delights have my attention! I'm not a fan of crunchy cookies, but I love the local potato donuts, so...

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  19. I had no idea there was a day for cookies but I love it! Must have a celebratory cookie now in it's honour. In fact I'm really taken by those acorn cookies, I'd love to devour a good handful of those right now.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  20. Hi Louise,

    Happy National Cookie day!!! We are 3 cookies monsters here and love to celebrate this great day :D

    The acorn cookies and the cookie bowl are so cool!!! Oh yes, how can I forget the kiddiest cookies? :p

    Zoe

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  21. I would never have enough cookies :D and I don't like baking same cookies twice :D

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  22. oh... National Cookie Day!? Let's go to the kitchen! :)

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  23. I love cookies! Great recipes. The crunchy coconut delight look and sound particularly delightful.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  24. What a good excuse to eat lots of cookies today! I wonder if I have time to make that cookie bowl before our cookie exchange next week? FUN idea!

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  25. Hello Louise. I didn't know there is a ' cookie day', I thought every day was a cookie day :))

    I love cookies, who doesn't? A good cookie is unrefusable, right?

    Great recipes, hard to decide which one to try, maybe all of them?

    Warmly

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  26. Cookies, cookies and more cookies, I would be happy to keep eating them forever :D
    Loved this post! I really like the look of that edible cookie bowl!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  27. Louise, I've always wanted to bake some cookies but just never got to it. For some reasons, I prefer cooking to baking. But I love seeing all the wonderful works of bakers which makes me so envy.......

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  28. OMG! That cookie bowl is fantastic! I am planning to bake cookies too although I haven't decided which type yet. We are spoilt for choice these days with so many ideas coming from different sources. My mum only had 5 cookery books at the most in the 70s when she got married!
    Thank you for sharing these cookies idea. Hope you have a fab weekend!

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  29. o wow louise wonderful collection of yummy cookies <3 each and every recipe is best .. i was trying to link up :( but may be dear linking is not working properly :( have you closed the entries on saturday ?? love you sweetie

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  30. This post spoke to my inner cookie monster! I love cookies! I had a hard time resisting some today in the grocery store. Really got a kick out the the edible bowl. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. What a great post, I am getting hungry looking at all the delectable things here! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  32. Hi Louise, How adorable is this cookie bowl and all the cookies, love this time of year. Looks like you have been busy!

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  33. Hi Louise, I love this book…I have dozens of Pillsbury bake-off cookbooks and cookie books that I’ve bought through the years! I found your information about the animal crackers quite interesting! I never knew that they were used to hang on the Christmas tree.
    Sorry I’ve been MIA lately, but we have been on the road since before Thanksgiving! So glad to be heading home tomorrow! Happy weekend! And thanks for sharing!

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  34. I linked up!! Are you going to do this every Wednesday?

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  35. Hi Louise, lovely post. I sure love those cookies, it look so addictive. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful cookies recipes especially the cookies bowl. I sure love that, will try to make this for the coming Chinese new year in February. :))

    Best regards.

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  36. So, so many good eats here, Louise. You know it was about a year ago I found your site. Stop by my post today where I gave you a shout-out!

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  37. I want one of those cookie bowls - how brilliant - and I am not sure what an animal cracker is - though didn't shirley temple sing about them?

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  38. Hi Louise, thanks for sharing the step-by-step edible cookie bowl. It's beautiful and great for decorative as well as it's edible too!!! Cheers and regards :)

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