ELYRIA — Missing those pink cookies that used to be a staple during the school year at Elyria Schools?
The cookies, baked to order now after being banned from the cafeterias for their decadent amount of sugar, fat and calories, will be available for a brief special order this summer.
Amy Higgins, district spokeswoman, said the cookies are popular because they taste delicious and the recipe hasn’t changed. District bakers made 30,000 cookies last school year.
While often mistaken for the pink cookie that once came out of the legendary Link’s Bakery, Elyria’s cookie is a soft, buttery-sweet cookie brought to the district by Jean Gawlik, the district’s now-retired food production manager. The recipe came from her mother, the late Marie Smith of Amherst.
On sale through Friday, orders can be placed by calling Jacob Latsnic at (440) 284-8262. Leave a voicemail if there is no answer along with order specifics and contact information.
Pink cookie orders must be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 21 at the Administration Building, 42101 Griswold Road, Elyria. The cookies cost $10 a dozen. Cash or checks are accepted.