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.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies
Fun Facts – There is an urban legend surrounding the infamous red velvet, the story, which began circulating some time in the 1940s, claimed that Manhattan's elegant Waldorf-Astoria granted a diner's request for the recipe and later billed her $100. The angry woman, apparently with revenge in mind, then began circulating the recipe along with the story. Snopes.com has this legend listed as false but the story does add to the intrigue of the deep red cake.
Book Buddy – Rules by Cynthia Lord.
"Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules — from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public" — in order to stop his embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a paraplegic boy, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
Are you a red velvet fan? What is the most unusual cake or cookie you've eaten?