I'm taking part in the fourth A to Z Challenge where for the month of April I will blog the letters of the alphabet in order every day except Sundays. The participation list is HERE – if you want to join in. You'll make many new friends, but most of all you'll have fun!
My theme – I have selected a cookie for each day and a book that begins with the letter of the day. I also added a few fun facts about the cookie and/or its ingredients. In America, a cookie is described as a thin, sweet, usually small cake. By definition, a cookie can be any of a variety of hand-held, flour-based sweet cakes, either crisp or soft.
Jolly Rancher Cookies
My Review – Also known as stained glass cookies the Jolly Rancher Cookies combine the best of two worlds, cookies and candy. These cookies were easy to make and fun to eat. Unless you wear braces, like my daughter, then eating the candy center can be a bit tricky. Be sure to line your cookie sheet with foil and let the cookie cool completely before you remove it.
Fun Facts –The hard fruit-flavored candy Jolly Rancher is manufactured by the Hershey's Company and comes in over twenty flavors including green apple, watermelon, cherry, and lemon. The brand has been expanded to include Jolly Rancher flavored lollipops, gummy candy, chewy candy, jelly beans and sour candy. The Jolly Rancher Candy Company was founded in Golden, Colorado, by Bill and Dorothy Harmsen in 1949. They called the company Jolly Rancher to suggest a hospitable, western company. The company originally made ice cream, chocolate and hard candy. As hard candy sales grew, however, they began to concentrate on developing their "Famous for Flavor" line of hard candies. Today Jolly Ranchers are made by the Hershey Company.
Book Buddy – Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Park. A colorful character for a colorful cookie.
My favorite Junie B. Jones book is Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19) Junie B. helps around the cafeteria after complaining to Mrs. Gutzman that the first graders don't get cookies. Can you guess why this book is my favorite? Are you a Junie B fan? Do you have a favorite? Do you like your candy mixed in with your cookies?
Stop back by tomorrow. I'll be mixing cookies and candy again for the letter K. Any guesses which candy?