Celebrate Presidents’ Day at Austin’s Presidential Library & Museum

Jan 31, 2006

Museum Store features Presidential Desserts Calendar and Presidential Cookies cookbook mix a love of cooking, a taste for history, and a dash of patriotism with these star-spangled recipes.

2006 Presidential Desserts Calendar - includes Lady Bird Johnson's recipe for Peach Ice Cream. During his presidency, the Johnsons shipped fresh peaches from the Stonewall, Texas, area to the White House to be used for this dessert, described as fruity, refreshing and most delicious. The calendar also includes recipes from John Adams (Floating Islands), Dwight D. Eisenhower (Mamie's Million Dollar Fudge), and George Washington (Mt. Vernon Gingerbread). Cost: $9.95

Presidential Cookies savor two favorites of President and Mrs. Johnson: Lemon Squares and Chocolate Nut Drop Cookies. This cookbook also includes recipes for George W. and Laura Bush's Texas Governor's Mansion Cowboy Cookies, and Ronald and Nancy Reagan's Vienna Chocolate Bars. These recipes reflect two hundred years of tastes and entertaining. Cost: $23.95

Not only do Presidential Calendar and Presidential Cookies offer recipes but each gives a history about the President, interesting facts about that time period in our country, and the origin of the recipes.

Bake these sweets for your friends and family and offer them as unforgettable taste of the presidential experience.