I know it's hard to celebrate the return of the light when we're just getting into the coldest part of the year, but I'll take whatever extra daylight hours I can get. And yesterday I was supposed to celebrate the Solstice and supposed TEOTWAWKI by baking cookies.
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So instead of just showing you my cookies, I will now start a long and drawn out story about those cookies:
Long, long ago (1985 perhaps??) in a galaxy far, far away (Cook County, IL) there was a musical called Jesus Christ Superstar. A few of the grades in our smallish school took a field trip to see said musical. For whatever reason, the school did not use a bus to cart all the kids to the theater, but used parents as both chaperons and means of transporting the kids. My Dad was one of those lucky chaperons so he crammed as many kids that would fit into his early 80's yellow yacht of a Cadillac and off we went.
I vaguely remember the musical. What I do remember is this:
Right next door.....right STINKING NEXT DOOR to the theater was the Maurice Lenell outlet. Not only that, but the outlet just so happened to have an actual bakery in it!!
So Dad, being my Dad and rather
Anyways....somehow during our time perusing the boxes and crates and pallets of discount cookies, one of the employees took pity on my Dad and offered to give us all a little tour of the place. We got to see the pinwheel cookies on the conveyor belts & everything!! What fun! Sorry Jesus Superstar, but your musical was trumped by the mass production of a cookie.
Dad finally got us back to school, probably an hour after everyone ELSE had. And I'm pretty sure I recall Dad being ragged out by one of the Sisters or the Principal. I'm also pretty sure Dad just shrugged them off. And people wonder where I get my anti-establishment, anti-authority streak.
What the heck does all this have to do with cookies, let alone Resurrected Cookies? Well, the Maurice Lenell store closed it's doors in 2008. And I almost cried when I found out. Technically, you can still buy the cookies, although they are made by another company that just bought the name and recipes. I haven't had any of the "new" cookies. So now, dear cookie lovers, I present to you my favorite......The Pinwheel:
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