Bigfoot & My Family: A True Story... I Believe
I believe in Bigfoot, and with very good reason. If you Google “bigfoot” you will see the name “Jerry Crew” and a ton of info about a man in 1958 who cast the very first Bigfoot footprint and coined the term “Bigfoot.” That man is my great-great-uncle Jerry. Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, you do believe in super cute cookies, right?
You see, there are songs about how “Jerry Crew, he knew what to do” and fan clubs, super fans, Bigfoot hunters, TV shows, movies and more that celebrate my great great uncle and today I am celebrating him and what he did with these super fun cookies.
What do cookies have to do with Bigfoot? Well, nothing really, I just wanted to celebrate this day with food because it was actually ON THIS DAY, August 27th 1958 — 62 years ago, that Uncle Jerry found the footprint in the mud, made a cast and was put in newspapers everywhere. You have probably seen this photo at sometime in your life — well, now you know! That’s my great-great-uncle. (Do you see any resemblance?)
We’ve heard many Bigfoot stories from my Grampa John, his brother Jim and Jerry’s sons. My uncle Carl is working on compiling everything from the family for a big project right now, too. My great-Uncle Jim told us his own encounter with a Bigfoot a few years back. He was logging in the woods in Northern California and was headed back to his trailer one night. It was getting dark and he was on his motorcycle, but it broke down and he had to walk back. He could see the creek lit by the moonlight and saw a shadow. He started to run and the large shadowed figure chased him so my Uncle Jim threw a rock and must have hit the Bigfoot because afterwards there was the loudest most terrifying scream -- that of only a Bigfoot.... goodness that would be so scary!
You know what isn't scary? My crazy adorable BIGFOOT cookies!
I used an allergy friendly mix from EAT G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. — which is free from grains, dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts, soy and more! I’m using their Cut Out Sugar Cookie mix, and they have two other flavors, too. The ingredients for this mix are: Tapioca Flour, Organic Tigernut Flour, Grass-fed Gelatin, Coconut Flour, Vanilla Powder, Sea Salt and Baking Soda.
All of the frosting is made from my homemade frosting recipe, which you can see here, as well as melted chocolate. For dairy free milk I used nutpods Toasted Marshmallow coffee creamer and added some Chocolate Organic Keto-genic Protein Powder from Orgain to give it the brown color.
I used THESE cookie cutters.
I loved this setup, and I used YumEarth’s Rollin’ Stones, and it made the perfect decor for my Bigfoot Cookies. Yum Earth makes organic, non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, nut free candies. They care about ingredients and always try to use the simplest flavors, colors and ingredients.
Their Rollin’ Stones are free from egg, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat, which makes them super allergy friendly. They have other candies and even delicious candy canes (which we love)!
Okay, so now I’m curious if you believe in Bigfoot or not. There’s a fantastic documentary called Finding Bigfoot that you should check out, which includes interviews with some of my family members. Bigfoot has been portrayed in countless movies, TV shows and cartoons including one of my favorites, A Goofy Movie. You can also see this cool article from 1958 of my Great Uncle Jerry down below. Let me know in the comments if you believe, too!
For the record... I BELIEVE!