Saturday, November 29, 2008
The Obama Cookie
You knew it would only be a matter of time. Last Summer when the Obama's vistited the "Baby Boomers Cafe" in Des Moines, Iowa (this was during the time when one of his campaign headquarters was set up in that city) they made the Cafe their home away from home.
The word begun to spread about the president-elect and his family's fondness for Baby Boomers' chocolate chunk cookies, the small downtown restaurant can't bake them fast enough.
"Two months ago I was giving these cookies away," said co-owner Rodney Maxfield. "Now, it's like 'I need two dozen cookies. I need four-dozen cookies.'"
10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha, would stop by with their mother, Michelle, and Maxfield said they loved the cookies. During a stop in Iowa last month, Obama's staff ordered about a dozen cookies for the family. That's when word got out about their affection for the confection.
Now business is off the charts for the restaurant.