‘Sweet Home Alabama just got a little sweeter!’

Governor Kay Ivey signed HB421 designating the State of Alabama official cookie June 2, 2023 in Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery student Mary Claire Cook submitted the recipe for the cookie. (Governor’s Office /Hal Yeager)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey made it official Friday, June 2, 2023: the Yellowhammer Cookie is Alabama’s official state cookie.

On Friday, Montgomery fourth grader and recipe creator Mary Claire Cook brought a batch of the cookies to Ivey in her office. As the governor reviewed the legislation, she taste-tested the cookie for herself, gave it the stamp of approval and put her signature on the bill to officially name the Yellowhammer Cookie the official state cookie.

“Sweet Home Alabama just got a little sweeter!” said Ivey.