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AL Governor Kay Ivey signs a bill recognizing the official state cookie

Associated Press/Photo by Milk Street

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Myrna, you live in Alabama, so you might already know this: Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that establishes the official state cookie—the Yellowhammer. That’s thanks to the students of Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery.

MARY CLAIRE COOKE: It's pecans, oats and peanuts, and it has peanut butter filling in the middle.

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Cookies and milk, etc

REICHARD: Yeah! That’s fourth grader Mary Claire Cooke who stirred up the winning recipe.

Senior Russel Powell takes some of the credit too. He was one of the students who sampled the 26 submissions before choosing the one cookie that best represented Alabama.

RUSSEL POWELL: It has three ingredients that really encapsulate the state of Alabama with pecans from Mobile and Baldwin counties.

After signing the bill, Governor Ivey said: “Sweet Home Alabama just officially got a little sweeter!”

BROWN: Mary, you’re in the Show-Me State, so you can find the recipe link in today’s transcript.

REICHARD: I’m on it. It’s The World and Everything in It

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