MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama now has an official state cookie: The Yellowhammer Cookie.
Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed legislation naming the confection created by a Montgomery fourth-grader as the official state cookie.
Students at Montgomery’s Trinity Presbyterian School came up with the idea of a state cookie. Fourth-grader Mary Claire Cook submitted the winning recipe, which includes pecans, peanut butter and honey, WSFA-TV reported.
Cook brought a batch of the cookies to Ivey for the bill-signing ceremony.
Alabama has a long list of official state emblems and symbols, including a state vegetable, nut, amphibian and spirit.