History was made Friday as Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law that the Yellowhammer Cookie is the state’s official cookie.
The bill, HB421, came about after students at Trinity Presbyterian School realized the state had no official state cookie when learning about Alabama’s state symbols. To fix this oversight Fourth graders then held a cookie competition to decide what cookie should carry the mantle of Alabama’s official state cookie.
Seniors at the school judged the cookies and decided Mary Claire Cook’s Yellowhammer Cookie was the best. The recipes for the Yellowhammer Cookie includes pecans, peanuts, and oats. The recipe is linked here.
Cook was present at the bill’s signing and brought a batch of cookies. Ivey taste-tested the cookies and gave her approval prior to writing her signature.
After the signing Ivey stated: “Sweet Home Alabama just got a little sweeter!”