In 1909 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built. Two years later, Ray Harroun won the first Indy 500. There was much controversy over the first race and many believe the driver who came in second, Ralph Mulford, was actually the winner.
I chose a cookie to represent the victory flag of the race Indiana is so famous for. I chose a variation of Martha Stewart's Checkerboard Cookie recipe. The cookie is a combination of a chocolate and vanilla butter cookie with a hint of lemon, but I must admit, the chocolate flavor dominates. The cookie is crumbly and butter and ideal with a cup of coffee or tea. They require a lot of patience and practice to get the checkers just right. This was my first attempt at a cookie like this, and I was pleased with how they turned out - even if the checkers were a little wonky. Hey, we can't all be as perfect as Martha, right?