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Links Pinks Cookies

From: Scott
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: Pink icing cookies Links Pinks

Hi There!

This is probably a long shot. I have been trying to find the recipe for the cookies known as “Links Pinks”. 
It is from Links bakery from Elyria Ohio. They were a crisp sour cream based cookie I think with pink icing. 
I’ve looked on the web and have found stories about them but no recipe and the ones I have tried don’t come 
close. Like I said it is a long shot.



Hello Scott,

It’s definitely a long shot to find the actual “Link’s Pinks” recipe on the Internet or in a cookbook. This sort of recipe is occasionally published in a local newspaper, but apparently not in this case. It is exceedingly rare for an actual bakery recipe to ever become available to the public. The ones you see on the Internet are usually “copycat” recipes.

As you say, there are mentions of the cookie on the Internet. Elyria High School cafeteria served and sold a similar pink cookie for several years, but that recipe was apparently not quite the same as “Link’s Pinks”. That recipe is on the Internet, so perhaps it is the one you tried.

There is a Links Bakery fan page on Facebook: Links Bakery Elyria

An article about Elyria pink cookies: Elyria Pink Cookies

The Elyria High School Cafeteria sold their version to the public as recently as last year: EHS Pink Cookies

There is a recipe for the Elyria High School version (no sour cream) here: Banned Pink Cookies

I will post this on my site. There is always a chance that former Links Bakery personnel might see it and respond.


From: "Mike" 
Subject: Link's Pink Cookies
Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 1:46 AM

I saw you posted an email from someone named Scott back in April about the
Link's pink cookies in Elyria, Ohio. I unfortunately don't have the recipe
(and have been struggling to get it myself). However, I can add a few
details. First, the cookies at EHS are nothing like Link's pinks. The ones
from Links were thin and crispy, whereas the ones at EHS were thick and
cakey. They are nothing like each other aside from being round and pink.

Second, this might not help Scott find the recipe, but if he's still in
Elyria, they sell the exact same cookies at Convenient Food Mart on
Cleveland Street. So he can still purchase them, even if he can't get the
recipe. Though maybe if he slips the bakery worker a $50 bill, they'll
spill the beans ;-)

If you end up finding the recipe, please contact me, as I'd really like to
know too.


- Mike

Lou Malnati's 1000 Island Dressing

-----Original Message----- 
From: Gina 
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 12:37 AM
Subject: Lou Malnatis 1000 island salad dressing

Searching for this!!! I had a friend who once worked there but she forgot! 
She knows there was chili sauce! Please help lol!!! Thank you


Hi Gina,

Sorry, I had no success with this. I'll post it for reader input.


Subject: Lou Malnati 1000 island dressing
From: Cory
Date: 5/25/2020, 3:02 PM

On 5/25/2020 1:29 PM, cory wrote:

I am interested in a  recipe for Lou Malnati's 1000 island salad dressing..
had as a carryout from their Western Springs Illinois location.  Thank you. 

Hi Cory,

Sorry, no luck with this. I searched for it in 2017, similarly with no success. See:  5-15-2017

There is a lot of discussion about it here: Forum

It appears that no one has this recipe outside Malnati's, and Malnati's has managed to keep it secret. No one seems to have made a copycat, and I found no recommendations of a "tastes-like."

I'll post this for reader input, but I've had no responses since I posted the original request in 2017, so...


Ebinger's Bakery Fudge Mary Ann Cake

-----Original Message----- 
From: Ro
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2017 3:53 PM
Subject: Fudge Mary Ann cake recipe from Ebingers bakery. Are any relatives 
still living so that I can acquire the recipe? Thank you Ro. 

Sent from Ro's iPad

Hello Ro,

Sorry, no success with the "Fudge Mary Ann Cake" recipe. The only thing that I can find out about any relatives is that George and Catherine Ebinger had a son who was also named George.

There is an Ebinger's Bakery memories Facebook page here: Ebinger's Bakery


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