Alabama has a State Cookie, and its name should not come as a surprise
Alabama governor signs legislation naming Yellowhammer Cookie as official state cookie
The Associated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama now has an official state cookie: The Yellowhammer Cookie.
Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed legislation naming the confection created by a Montgomery fourth-grader as the official state cookie.
Students at Montgomery’s Trinity Presbyterian School came up with the idea of a state cookie. Fourth-grader Mary Claire Cook submitted the winning recipe, which includes pecans, peanut butter and honey, WSFA-TV reported.
Cook brought a batch of the cookies to Ivey for the bill-signing ceremony.
Alabama has a long list of official state emblems and symbols, including a state vegetable, nut, amphibian and spirit.
Wanna make these cookies? Here’s the recipe:
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cup butter, melted, slightly cooled
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 4 1/2 cups quick oats
- 24 pecan halves
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl
- In a separate bowl, beat together melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla and eggs
- Add dry to wet and mix well
- Add oats. Continue beating until well mixed
- Cover and refrigerate dough for 2 hours
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Form dough 1 1/2-inch balls and flatten. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheet
- Place a pecan half on half of the cookies. (These will be the cookie tops.)
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- Mix peanut butter, honey, butter and powdered sugar
- Beat for 3 minutes
- Spread filling between 2 cookies and sandwich together