For 92 years, WE Energies has published its annual Cookie Book and it has been one of my family's holiday traditions for nearly as long.
My grandfather worked for WE Energies for 40 years before retiring – and my own father closed out at 38 years strong. My grandmother, mother, aunts and cousins – we've all made these recipes over the years. I can't say we've been making the delicious recipes since 1928, when the book launched, but we have not let these cherished books go to waste.
It was the start of the holiday season when you finally got your copy, even if we were a bit spoiled with early access to the books (thank you, Grandpa.) The most convenient spot for Milwaukeeans to grab one is at Miller Park on Nov. 14, but you can find out all the pick-up locations in Wisconsin here.
For everyone’s safety, all distribution events, including signature events held at Miller Park in Milwaukee and Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, are drive-thru only. Face masks are required for all attendees.
You can also download the new version starting tomorrow here.
The 92nd anniversary edition of the We Energies Cookie Book features a collection of recipes from Wisconsin bakers, chefs and caterers.. You can also access the full database of all of the delicious cookie history here.
Hopefully, you'll start your own tradition with the Cookie Book by getting a copy this year to make your holiday season a little brighter – and a little sweeter.
I will keep my current family tradition and bake up a few batches of this year's new recipes.
Happy early holidays, Milwaukee.
Carolynn Buser is one of Milwaukee's loudest and most adamant cheerleaders (don't dare try to disagree). She's the primary voice behind much of OnMilwaukee's social media and content direction, and apologizes in advance if she can be too sarcastic at times.
What else? She's a wine lover, closet trashy novel reader, beauty supplies addict and devourer of cheese (shocker for a Wisconsin born and bred girl, right?). She's also a bit of a foodie, which is a word most of you hate, we know. She works as hard as she plays - and that includes in the gym! So, you've probably seen her at one of the area's newest restaurant openings (and yes, she will share her opinions good or bad) or enjoying a cold one at a local pub.
All in all, Carolynn's a believer in positive thinking and will do her best to smack down your negative ones while writing about her city, her loves, quests and more.