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

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