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Raley's Brings History to the Kitchen with Presidential Cookies
Meet Author Bev Young and Take a Taste of United States History
(Monday January 28, 2008)

WEST SACRAMENTO – Raley’s is baking up a batch of cookies – and American history – in a store near you! In honor of Presidents' Day, Raley’s is hosting exclusive meet-and-greets throughout February with Bev Young, local author of the national best selling book, Presidential Cookies.

Young’s delectable read is Raley’s Book Of The Month for February. It showcases taste-tested presidential cookie recipes with step-by-step instructions, baking tips, and full-color photographs while highlighting White House anecdotes, historical folklore, and fun facts about treasured American symbols.

This melt-in-your-mouth collection of recipes shares two centuries of entertaining at the White House where cookies have been served at presidential receptions, teas, dinners, and First Family gatherings. Young’s book is only distributed to retail stores and gift shops of presidential libraries, historic sites and museums, but will be on sale exclusively at participating Raley’s, Bel Air Markets and Nob Hill Foods stores for only $23.95.

Presidential Cookies is a sweet read for parents, children, teachers, and cookie lovers and reveals First Family favorites, including:

  • George and Martha Washington’s Jumbals
  • Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s Gingerbread Men Cookies
  • Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Honey Drops
  • Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s Vienna Chocolate Bars
  • Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s Raisin-Oatmeal Cookies
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • George W. and Laura Bush’s Texas Governor’s Mansion Cowboy Cookies


Young will be available to autograph her book and share some sweet baking tips with customers at local Raley’s and Bel Air Markets. To view a complete list of scheduled store visits, please click here.

Bev Young is an avid baker and recipe collector whose greatest enjoyment is spending time in the kitchen making cookies for family and friends. Mixing her love of baking with an interest in American history, she has whipped up Presidential Cookies, hoping to bring delicious pleasure to bakers and tasters alike.