Skip to main content

Victory is sweet: MN shoppers set cookie decorating world record

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Minnesota is home to another Guinness World Record.

Pillsbury held a cooking decorating event at Mall of America Saturday, where people iced 1,169 cookies in 60 minutes – that's 19 cookies per minute, the Taste of General Mills Blog says.

That pace was good enough to set the world record for the "most cookies/biscuits iced in one hour" and bested the company's goal of decorating 500 cookies in an hour, Pillsbury notes.

An official with Guinness World Records oversaw the record-breaking attempt to make sure everything was official. Philip Robertson, of Guinness World Records, told the General Mills blog he checked to make sure the ingredients for the icing contained sugar, the cookies were the right shape and size, and that they looked like they were iced correctly.

He also counted the cookies.

Saturday's event also marked the first annual "National Cookie Decorating Day" – which Pillsbury says will be celebrated the second Saturday of December from now on. The day is meant to encourage shoppers to take a break during the holiday season and make some memories.

Pillsbury says it hopes to break its own record next December.

Next Up


Hero dad who stopped carjacker who fled with his kids identified

A GoFundMe has been set up to support Derek Gotchie and his family following the incident.

Screen Shot 2022-12-03 at 4.35.18 PM

Watch: New London-Spicer wins 3A championship on incredible walk-off TD

New London-Spicer defeated the unbeaten Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in remarkable circumstances.


Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested

James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.

Jennifer Carnahan

Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back

Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.

Minneapolis Fire Department

One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis

Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.


Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota

The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.


Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.


FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise

A therapy used to treat more than 11,000 Minnesotans is no longer authorized amid a surge in the latest COVID-19 variants.

Austin Robert LeClaire

Charges: Plymouth man shot girlfriend in head after birthday party

The 23-year-old victim is in critical condition as of Friday.


State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers

Child care providers in roughly a dozen communities will receive funds to help grow the supply of affordable, quality child care.


Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct

One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.

blowing snow

Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?

Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.


Twin Cities Zombie Pub Crawl sets Guinness world record

A gathering of the walking dead in the Twin Cities last month has officially been dubbed the world's largest. Guinness World Records sent an email Monday to the organizers of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Zombie Pub Crawl to say they knocked off the New Jersey Zombie Walk in 2011 for most zombies in one gathering.