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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

If History Was Taught in Cookies (President's Day)

Anne of Flour Box Bakery invited 40 talented cookiers to help her commemorate President's Day in a collaborative cookie project. Each person would cookify a President of the United States in celebration of Presidents Day 2013.

Click on the links below and enjoy their creations!

1) George Washington by Sarah of Sweet Surrender Cookie Co.
2)  John Adams  by Nicole of Life’s a Batch
3)  Thomas Jefferson by Sarah of Songbird Sweets
4)  James Madison by  Georganne of LilaLoa
5)  James Monroe by Anne of Flour Box Bakery  
6)  John Quincy Adams by Liz of Arty McGoo
7. Andrew Jackson by Tiffany of TheRedCooky 
8) Martin Van Buren by Jill of Jill FCS – Funky Cookie Studio
9)  William Henry Harrison by Christina of Sweet C’s Bake Shop 
10)  John Tyler by Kim of The Cookie Puzzle
11) James Polk  by Debbie of D&T Designs
12) Zachery Taylor by Stephanie of Ellies Bites
13) Millard Fillmore by Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee
14) Franklin Pierce by Kris of So Cute Cookies

15)  James Buchanan by Lene of Not Your Everyday Cookie
16) Abraham Lincoln by Debbie of Sweet Creations by Debbie
17) Andrew Johnson by Liz of CookiesToGo 
18) Ulysses S. Grant  by Rebekah of Love at First Bite
19) Rutherford B. Hayes  by Heather of Twins Plus One Goodies
20) James A. Garfield by Teresa of Sugar T's Cookies
21)  Chester Arthur by Alyse of B.E. Sweet Treats
22) Grover Cleveland  by Kimberly of Barefoot N Baking
23)  Benjamin Harrison by Laurie of Cookie Bliss

Laurie cookified several interesting facts about Benjamin Harrison

1. Six states Entered into the union while President Harrison was in office:
•Montana (1889)
•Washington (1889)
•South Dakota (1889)
•North Dakota (1889)
•Wyoming (1890)
•Idaho (1890) [Hey! That’s MY state! ]

2. Benjamin Harrison’s signature

3. President Harrison was a Republican

4. Harrison was the first president to use electricity in the White House. However he and his wife would not touch the light switches for fear of electrocution and often went to bed with the lights on as he required the staff to operate all light switches!

5. President Harrison was a “big talker”. He once gave 140 completely different speeches in 30 days!

24) Grover Cleveland  by Kimberly of Barefoot N Baking
25)  William McKinley by Susan of Sweet Williams Cookies
26)  Theodore Roosevelt by Heather of SugarNosh Treats
27) William Howard Taft by Sarah of Sarah’s Sweet Shoppe 
28)  Woodrow Wilson by Cheryl of The Sugared Apron
29)  Warren G. Harding  by Shannon of Artfully Delicious Cookies 
30) Calvin Coolidge by Stephanie of Ice My Biscuit
31)   Herbert Hover by Fumie of A+Kake sweets
32) Franklin D. Roosevelt by Christine of Chris’ Creative Confections
33)  Harry S Truman by Kim of Sugar Rush Custom Cookies
34)  Dwight Eisenhower  by Monica of Cookie Cowgirl
35)   John F. Kennedy by CeCe of The Tactical Bakery
36) Lyndon B. Johnson by Jennifer of One Kookie Cookie
37)  Richard Nixon by Jackie of iBakery
38)   Gerald Ford by Georgeanne of LilaLoa
39)  Jimmy Carter by Jennifer of One Kookie Cookie
40)  Ronald Reagan by Melissa of The Baked Equation
41) George Bush Sr. by Penny of Lucky Penny Cookies
42)  Bill Clinton by Laurie of Cookie Bliss

Cookified facts about President Bill Clinton!
1. Bill Clinton’s signature.

2. Wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

3. President Clinton LOVES to play the saxophone.

4. His first band was a jazz trio in high school named Three Blind Mice.

5. President Clinton is a Democrat.

43)  George W. Bush by Sarah of Sarah’s Sweet Shoppe
44)  Barack Obama by Teresa of Sugar T's Cookies


  1. Whoa... there are some great artists that created those cookies.

    If I would have been taught history with cookies, I would surely remember all the presidents in order.

  2. This is amazing! #6 is absolutely my fave. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Life Is A Trip

  3. These are all super-creative and what creations to top it all off!! I can't say I liked him at all, but the cookie with Pres. Nixon is my favorite. They're all so impressive.

    Question is, or did I miss it entirely...did YOU participate? Which one did you make?

  4. Wow, how cool! Would love it if you would come link up your awesome post at

  5. No way, no way, no way. These are terrific!

  6. That is too cool! I would have a hard time picking a favorite.

  7. Wow, these are totally amazing!!

  8. Amazing! Very creative and also I am having a hard time here to choose only one;)
    Have a great weekend!xx

  9. Hey!! Just saw your blog listed on the More Than Mommies Mixer and HAD to come say I LOVE THE NAME! I'm an English teacher and Steinbeck fan, so I had to swing by! Great post about the presidents, too :)

  10. Never seen a thing like this before. Speechless!!!

  11. Wow, those are amazing!! I love the Eisenhower one the most. So much talent, so realistic!

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  13. Oh wow - that is so cool. All of them are work of arts...I'd feel bad eating one of those. Very creative ideas.

    I'm stopping by to say 'hi' from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday - better late than never.

  14. Wow, those are all amazing! How creative :) Thanks for stopping by this weekend!!


  15. I think I would choke on a couple of those "cookies!" Hee! Hee!

  16. Wow! I could never make a cookie look like a president or anyone else either! How was your new year holiday? Do those animals rotate thru the years? My DIL said it as the year of the snake when they got married in 2002. IS that right? Have a good week, Veronica.