President's Favorite Cookies Are Made in Newport Beach. Want One?

Hundreds of cookies are being packaged today for President Obama's breakfast fundraiser tomorrow in Corona del Mar. Extra presidential cookies are also being baked and will be sold to the public.

President Obama will nibble on his favorite sugar cookies tomorrow, prepared especially for him by Newport-based Wonderland Bakery.

The staff and ovens at Wonderland Bakery -- created by 25-year-old Chef Allyson Ames-- have been working overtime to whip up hundreds of sugar cookies for tomorrow morning's Obama Victory Fundraiser. The private breakfast will be held at the Corona del Mar home of Jeff and Nancy Stack and each guest will also get to indulge on the treats.

"They are a White House favorite," Sondra Ames, the bakery's co-owner, told Patch today. "We expect that we might also have a large order and a visit so that President Obama can take some sweet treats home to his girls."

The sugar cookies are hand cut, frosted with French vanilla icing, intricately designed with the presidential seal and will be individually wrapped with a presidential blue ribbon.

Located at 1314 Bison Ave., Wonderland Bakery has been in business since 2005 and captured President Obama's interest in 2008 after a celebrity sent him a batch of the bakery's gingerbread and sugar cookies. Since then, the bakery has created and shipped thousands of cookies to the White House -- including cookies for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Gala and the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities in 2010.

"Although we are a non-partisan bakery, we are grateful President Obama has good taste," Allyson Ames said."Wonderland is an enchanting experience for the young, young at heart, anyone with a sweet tooth, including our president, and we look forward to his visit."

In 2008, Wonderland Bakery received the 2008 California Business of the Year Award. Its Cookie Hall of Fame also includes Major League Baseball's Official All- Star cookie and Best Gingerbread Cookie in the Country as designated by the television show, The View.

If you would lke to taste a Presidential Cookie, Wonderland Bakery will be making them daily. The cookies are $7.95 each and can be purchased at the store or ordered online for nationwide delivery.

george gregory February 16, 2012 at 04:58 PM
change you can count on /// yeh i need my change and i cant afford a 8 dollar cookie you see being self employed middle class non union i cant get the loan for your cookie or my home
Nathan Anderson February 16, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Amazing Coverage of National Event locally in CDM. Glad Patch is around to get the word out.
Carl Hamilton February 16, 2012 at 06:15 PM
SoCal -- come for the weather, stay for the cookies. P.S. George I will buy you an 8 dollar cookie.


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