Monday, February 09, 2009

Sweet Home Alabama

For some reason I got it into my head I'd love to bake a cookie that represents each of the 50 states.

So I googled the top of the list: "Alabama Cookies" and this is what popped up.

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Interesting cookie.

Not overly sweet. Crunchy on the outside, and chewy in the middle. Not too bad!

So, if you had to eat a cookie that was representative of your state--what would it have in it?

Mom already said Alaska's cookie would be a snowball. Something like a Mexican Wedding Cake/Russian Teacake I guess!

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Blogger Laura said...

Ohio's cookie would be a recession cookie - something like a cheap, plain sugar cookie (since we jobless Ohioans can't afford pricey ingredients like chocolate), made with store-brand margarine instead of butter to save money, ha, ha!

On a more serious note, it would probably be some sort of "buckeye", if those can count as cookies - well, I think they're actually candy, but we can pretend they're cookies.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Cindy in Happy Valley said...

Just one? How about the whole cookie table at a Pittsburgh wedding......

8:13 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

virginia: something with peanuts, prolly peanut butter cookies. (tho my fav is toll house, toll house might be nj- get it?)

8:14 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

Oh, I do not know if this would qualify as a MO cookie, but GF Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies rock my little world. I never liked peanut butter cookies until I made gluten free ones!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

Oh and I make my Russian Teacakes by using a shortbread recipe and add chocolate chips. Bake and roll in powdered sugar. Awesome!

8:18 AM  
Blogger JRS said...

Missouri's cookies would have to contain peanut butter, because George Washington Carver (from Diamond, Missouri) invented peanut butter. My mom made my blond sister dress up as him and give a talk at school when she was about 10. We still have pictures of her in a lab coat holding a sweet potato.

8:36 AM  
Blogger DPUTiger said...

I love "Cindy in Happy Valley's" comment. At my wedding (which WAS in Pittsburgh, thankyouverymuch) we had a near-riot when my cousins went trolling for the gingersnaps. they knew my aunt Sylvia had made gingersnaps, but the caterers hadn't put them out, since they were in foil-wrapped pringles cans and they didn't realize they were cookies!

And in my book, buckeyes certainly do count as cookies! :-)

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting....Very interesting!!
I am enjoying what everyone thinks that their state cookie would be.
Love, Mom

9:11 AM  
Blogger Mag said...

Silver Dollar Cookies

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/3185552213_a2b8179a7f.jpg?v=0

All sparkly and shiny on the outside, made of dirt, rocks, sage and nuclear waste on the inside.

9:43 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

I guess for North Carolina I'd say the Moravian cookie. It is a spice cookie similar to a gingerbread taste but, they are paper thin and crunchy. I've never made them, but they are very good.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

I have no clue what you would choose from Delaware. We're known for chickens - so maybe something egg-y? Now, if you tossed provinces in there as well, you would have to make Nanaimo Bars for British Columbia.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

To best represent Minnesota, you really have to make not cookies, but bars. Any kind of bars. Just "bars." That's how we do it here.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Disco said...

key lime cookies from Florida. I googled and there seem to be a lot of recipes :0)

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Rosi G. said...

I want/need a cookie right now.

Do you think New York's cookie will have sticks of cinnamon sticking out to represent knives and daggers and a whole lot of spice to represent our spicey attitudes?

3:54 PM  
Blogger SHELLY said...

I think the Maine state cookie would be Whoopie Pies. Now I totally want one (or 5). If you decide to make them, let me know........we've perfected the perfect combo of my stepmom's cookie recipe and her friend's filling recipe.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For New York (City, anyway) the cookie would have to be the black and white. Like many quintessentially NY things, you could make it at home, but it's a pain. Easier to go buy it at a deli.

My home state, New Mexico, actually has an official state cookie: the biscochito. It's a Mexican sugar cookie made with lard for extra-crispiness, and has anise seeds in the dough and cinnamon sugar on top. Yum!

- what_pattern? (from the knittyboard)

5:03 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

For NY, I was thinking maybe an apple flavored cookie. You know, the Big Apple?

5:36 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yum! How do you retain that girlish figure with all that baking going on?

6:16 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Not sure yet about the California cookie--except that they'll cost more than any of the other cookies and be really really tiny.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Those look yummy!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Poops said...

From a google search, I learned that we have no official state cookie up here in NH. Our state fruit, however, is the pumpkin. So a pumpkin cookie would be nice, perhaps something harvest-y with dried fruit as we have a short growing season here.

But then we are the Granite State, so a craggy, rock-like cookie might be appropriate too. Something you might have to dip into coffee to soften it enough to eat.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

I'm with Shelly! Whoopie pies for the State of Maine! Woot!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Whoopie pies. Yep. That's Maine. Although, if I'd had to pick an actual "cookie", it would be something with maple syrup and dried blueberries - both of which are produced in our fair state :).

8:04 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

What a great idea!! I'm seeing the cookbook now!

For California, I'd have to agree with cpurl. Of course, something with oranges- sunny!

12:58 AM  
Blogger SiressYorkie said...

No one's mentioned my home state, Maryland, so I'll chime in and say a MD cookie would be very large and taste like anything you wanted it to but taxed so highly you couldn't afford it. And it would sneer at you. A lot.

1:37 PM  
OpenID bufanditas said...

Texas cookies would contain pecans and they'd be larger then normal.

5:40 PM  
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1:46 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

NJ's cookie would have the unofficial state meat in it: Taylor Ham.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hmmm, we don't have an official state cookie but I'd make a praline or would a beignet not count? I guess not since those are fried...

5:24 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Those look so good!!!

Maple cookies would be a good Canadian cookie lol

6:26 PM  

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