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Charles Hymes

This is the hoax that started this site. I believed it when I first saw it in the '80's, but the stories repeated  reappearance with different vendors and with completely different recipes (cake, fried chicken  & homebrew beer) clued me in.

The Cookie Story is very old. I have reason to believe that it dates back to the 1940's, where it was passed about on postcards. 

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