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★~ Today’s Quote: Sometimes me think what is love, and then me think love is what last cookie is for. Me give up the last cookie for you. Cookie Monster
★~ Sugar Cookie Day:
Delightfully buttery and simplistically sweet. All you need to make a batch of sugar cookies is flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and baking powder. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of lemonade, pack them in your picnic lunch, or enjoy them on your patio and they won’t get all gooey. If you want to dress them up, you can add a few sprinkles and take them anywhere. Sugar cookies can even entertain and sweeten a hot boring summer afternoon with the kids. Help your kids whip up a batch of sugar cookie dough and hand them the cookie cutters and sprinkles. When they are done decorating their masterpieces, it’s time to put the cookies in the oven and clean up in anticipation of a tea party!
Enjoy sugar cookie day with a plate of fresh baked sugar cookies!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1872 – The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel of Thomaston, ME.
♥~ 1878 – The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe of Washington, MO.
♥~ 1893 – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery. at Provident Hospital on Chicago’s South Side.
♥~ 1972 – Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France,
♥~ 1977 – Undercover Angel, by songwriter (turned pop singer) Alan O’Day, reached the top spot on the Billboard chart. It was not the first visit to the top of the pop music world for O’Day, though the million-seller would be his last as a singer. He wrote Angie Baby, a number one hit for Helen Reddy and the #3 hit, Rock And Roll Heaven, for The Righteous Broth
♥~ 1995 – The Grateful Dead played its last live show — at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1764 – Ann Radcliffe English novelist famous for her Gothic novels (fiction works especially popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries). Among her works are The Romance of the Forest, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian.
♥~ 1901 – Dame Barbara Cartland, romance novelist featuring virginal heroines: Jigsaw, Etiquette Handbook, The Herb for Happiness, Lights, Laughter and a Lady, The Passionate Pilgrim, Search for a Wife, Woman – The Enigma; authored 723 books, sold over 1 billion copies worldwide [in 36 languages]; advocate of feminine virtues and commanding men
♥~ 1945 – Dean Koontz, sold the first short story he ever wrote and then got 75 rejections before selling his next story. Now, he’s one of the most highly paid authors in the world — the sixth highest, to be exact, tied in that place with John Grisham at 25 million dollars of earnings per year. (The top five, in order: J. K. Rowling, James Patterson, Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Danielle Steel). Koontz’s books have sold 400 million copies. Eleven hardcovers and more than a dozen paperbacks have been No. 1 New York Times best-sellers.
♥~ 1956 – Tom (Thomas Jeffrey) Hanks Academy Award-winning actor: Forrest Gump , Philadelphia ; Apollo 13, Sleepless in Seattle, Big, Joe Versus the Volcano, Splash, The Money Pit, You’ve Got Mail, The Green Mile, Cast Away
♥~ 1957 – Kelly McGillis actress: Witness, The Accused, Top Gun
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Eel Cookies: Unagi Pie, a specialty of Hamamatsu, Japan, are cookies made with fresh butter with crushed eel bones, eel extract, or garlic mixed in.
♥~ Nabisco produced 16 billion Oreo cookies in 1995 at its factory in Chicago, Illinois, the largest of its kind in the world
♥~ More than 50% of cookies baked at home are of the chocolate chip variety. Chocolate chip cookies were invented at the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts by proprietor Ruth Wakefield around 1930.
♥~ The modern version of the Fig Newton was created in 1891 and is named for the city of Newton, Massachusetts.
♥~ While Italians use the word “biscotti” to refer to all types of cookies. The name is derived from “bis,” meaning twice, and “cotto,” meaning cooked. Baking the cookies twice results in their hard, crumbly texture.
★~ Today’s Giggle:
To mail a big package of cookies to my two Air Force sons, both of whom were serving in Saudi Arabia, I was required to attach a label describing the contents. I carefully marked the box “Cookies” and sent it off, but after a month my sons said they had yet to receive my package. Suspicious, I baked another batch, only this time I labeled the contents “Health Food.” Within a week my sons reported they had received the goodies. (Readers Digest)
What is your favorite cookie? I like anything made by elves, my mom makes great chocolate chip cookies and I have never been wronged by a sugar cookie. In fact, I will make a batch of sugar cookies today! If you are in my neighborhood drop by and I will share some with you! Hope your Saturday is filled with sweetness.
If you have a morno moment share your favorite cookie with us–Odd Loves Company.