With the state of Connecticut budget shortfall for next year expected to be a billion dollars, Governor Malloy announced he will be hosting a “Cookies For Connecticut” Bake Sale to reduce the debt. All proceeds collected from the bake sale will go directly to the state budget deficit.
Malloy asked state legislators to bake their favorite cookies for the sale. The treats will be sold at the State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building next week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
State Representative Betty Boukus, 22nd District (Plainville and New Britain), is expected to bake some yummy and chewy Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies.
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman plans on heating up the old oven in her kitchen to 350 degrees so she can make her delicious Palets de Dames, also known as French Butter Cookies.
As for President pro-tem, Martin Looney, his famous Gluten-Free Gingersnaps will be all the rage.
After the sale, look for legislators to be selling boxed versions of their cookies outside Wal-Mart and Target stores. “We expect to give the Girl Scouts a run for their money,” said Ms. Boukus confidently.