For nearly 90 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 father is closing in on his own 40 with the utility, at 36 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 put these cherished books 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.) Starting this Saturday at Miller Park, you can get your own copy of this year's book "Wisconsin Heritage Tradition."
The full list of where you can pick up these sought-after books is here.
The 2016 Cookie Book includes 38 recipes, from Wisconsinites you know and love. Maybe you'd like to take a stab at Wayne Larrivee's favorite chocolate chip cookies, Bonnie Blair's killer brownies or John McGivern's jelly sandwich cookies. I know I do!
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.
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