But it’s more than a cookie, they are a memory.
For a long time, the Ukrop’s bakery kept a stash of these cookies for their youngest shoppers. When I was little (or maybe when Cameron was a toddler), I remember walking up to the bakery to ask for my cookie.
Rainbow cookies got me through trips to the grocery store.
I saw a stash behind the counter last week at the bakery, but it’s been a long time since I saw a kid ask for one.
Sometime last year at the Brook Road store, I asked for a few rainbow cookies from the bakery. I was going to buy them. I didn’t need a dozen, or a whole tub. Just a few would do, 5 or 6. But I think the lady at the bakery thought I was still a kid and I was just asking for my cookie. She told me she couldn’t give me that many, so she put two in a bag and sent me on my way.
When the sale was announced, rainbow cookies were the first Ukrop’s bakery product to cross my mind. Not my #1 favorite, but certainly at the top of my “twirler.”*
This snow storm is putting a wrench in my “plan,” but hopefully I’ll be able to have a rainbow cookie before the sale is final.
*twirler: a word I made up as a child to describe the old-fashioned slide show-type reel that I pictured was in my head.