Yum Yum Sid

So, who doesn’t like a good chocolate chip cookie?  :)))

By now you know I’m a foodie. So many great flavors, dishes and treats are on my list.  Maybe it’s the “kid” in me, but near the top of my list is … cookies.  It’s not that I have to have them after every meal, but a good cookie at the right time does it for me. From my previous posts you all know that I’m actually a savory-salty snacker! Still, I’m guessing you’re wondering which ones are my favorite … (that’s not fair) … as I have many favorites.  Oreos of course which also happen to be among my grandkid’s favorites- they get to take them apart! . Jackie’s home baked chocolate chip ones are amazing, anything “Christmas” or Girl Scout (thin mints rock!) or Italian or how about those rectangular flat wafer thingies (I love when things are flat) in the waxed paper … merci! … and maybe best of all, the yummy ones Mom used to put in my lunch bag as a kid … we all called them chocolate chip chews! I know I should be a bit more cautious with my consumption, but let’s be honest – how easy is it to crush a whole stack with a cup of hot coffee or cold milk. One of my heroes of course is Cookie Monster, as he shares in my love for cookies. So, do me a favor – enjoy the post, cook up some batches and then send me some of your favorites – cookies or recipes – to add to my own enjoyment. Thanks to YouTube and foodnetwork.comfor the info/links. Come on, say it out loud … COOKIEEEES!!

Cookie Monster compilation
Oreo Factory
100 Best Christmas cookie recipes

Cookie Monster remains a beloved and iconic character on Sesame Street, capturing the hearts of both children and adults with his humorous antics and love for cookies. (as a grandpa, I get to enjoy him all over again!!)

Cookie Monster made his first appearance on Sesame Street in 1969, in the very first episode of the show. When he first appeared, he wasn’t called Cookie Monster. He was known as the “Wheel-Stealer” and didn’t have his distinctive blue color. Over time, the character evolved into the Cookie Monster we know today, complete with his iconic blue fur and insatiable love for cookies.

For those of you who skipped childhood, Cookie Monster is a classic muppet on “Sesame Street” – scraggly, blue fellow with bulging eyeballs, who has for decades been singularly obsessed with chaotically chowing down on cookies.

One of Cookie Monster’s popular songs is “C is for Cookie,” where he sings about his love for cookies and the joy of eating them.

Cookie Monster’s real name was revealed to be “Sid” in a book titled “The Sesame Street Dictionary,” although this name is not widely used in the show.

Cookie Monster has made cameo appearances in various television shows and movies, including “Saturday Night Live” and “The Colbert Report” and has interacted with several U.S. Presidents over the years, famously visiting the White House during President Jimmy Carter’s administration.

It turns out the cookies are real — sort of.  They are baked at the home of Lara MacLean, who has been a “puppet wrangler” for the Jim Henson Company for almost three decades. MacLean started as an intern for Sesame Workshop in 1992 and has been working for the team ever since.

To make the cookies, MacClean dips her hand in water and flattens the cookies. They need to be thin enough to explode in a shower of crumbs. The recipe is roughly: Pancake mix, puffed rice, Grape-Nuts and instant coffee, with water in the mixture. The chocolate chips are made using hot glue sticks — essentially colored gobs of glue. (it’s important the cookies do not have oils, fats or sugars, as this would stain Cookie Monster).

For a given episode, depending on the script, MacLean will bake, on average, two dozen cookies. There’s no oven large enough at Sesame’s New York workplace, so MacLean does almost everything at home.

Cookie has been portrayed since 2001 by David Rudman, who took over the role from Frank Oz. Rudman’s right hand moves the mouth, which is eating, and his left hand holds the cookies. Both work in concert to break the cookies, which means the cookies have to be soft enough to fall apart.  Rudman says soft cookies are best, adding, “The more crumbs, the funnier it is.”

“If he eats the cookie, and it only breaks into two pieces if it’s too hard, it’s just not funny,” he said. “It looks almost painful. But if he eats a cookie and it explodes into a hundred crumbs, that’s where the comedy comes from.”

Not everyone realizes that the cookies aren’t meant to be eaten. Adam Sandler appeared on a 2009 episode of “Sesame Street” and decided to share in Cookie’s delight by spontaneously eating a cookie with him on set. As soon as the camera cut, he spit it out.



Me, too.

As you may know the Kowalski Heat Treating logo finds its way
into the visuals of my Friday posts.
I.  Love.  My.  Logo.
One week there could be three logos.
The next week there could be 15 logos.
And sometimes the logo is very small or just a partial logo showing.
But there are always logos in some of the pictures.
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Got it? Good.  :-))))
Have fun!!


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