St. Louis, Missouri (PressExposure) July 18, 2009 -- Route 66 encompasses all that is classic Americana. Beginning in 1926, Route 66 was the only US highway providing a direct connection between Chicago and Los Angeles. John Steinbeck called Route 66, "the Mother Road," in The Grapes of Wrath as he described Depression era "Okies" who travelled Route 66 in search of a better life. Route 66 has not only become an icon of classic Americana, but has also become a metaphor of the American journey.
The Elegant Cookie has chosen to pay homage to Route 66 by offering a new line of cookies, gifts and gift baskets called "Gourmet Treats from America's Main Street."
The Route 66 cookie masterpiece is one of these gourmet treats. It is a large decorated sugar cookie bearing the design of the vintage Route 66 highway sign. Each of the 8 states that Route 66 traversed had its own Route 66 highway sign that included its name. Cookies decorated with these 8 individual state Route 66 highway signs are also available. These states include Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
In addition to all of these Route 66 cookies, The Elegant Cookie also offers custom decorated cookies that can be designed using jpeg images. Favorite pictures of Route 66 landmarks or of friends travelling "the Mother Road" can be scanned into the frosting of the cookies. These custom cookies are perfect for parties or reunions of Route 66 enthusiasts.
Route 66 gift baskets are another "Gourmet Treat from America's Main Street." Each Route 66 gift basket includes gourmet cookies, chocolate, nuts and confections. These baskets also include high quality Route 66 gifts that will both educate and entertain Route 66 aficionados.
The Elegant Cookie also offers Route 66 souvenirs and memorabilia that will rev up the nostalgic hearts of all. These souvenirs include hats, mugs, playing cards, notebooks, educational books tracing the journey and vintage Route 66 tin signs. All of these Route 66 gifts are available as standalone gifts or can be incorporated into a custom gift basket.
There is no doubt that Route 66 is an icon of classic Americana. Celebrate this icon with "Gourmet Treats from America's Main Street."
The Elegant Cookie is a proud business member of the Route 66 Association of Missouri whose mission is to preserve and promote this historic highway.