Israeli flag cookie mosaic breaks Guinness World Record

117,000 blue-and-white cookies assembled an Israeli flag that was more than 3,200 square feet in size.

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June 4, 2018 17:39
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Israeli flag cookie mosaic breaks Guinness World Record

The Jewish community of Atlanta, Georgia, has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest cookie mosaic. (photo credit: Courtesy)

The Jewish community of Atlanta, Georgia, has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest cookie mosaic, by building an enormous Israeli flag.

Congregation Beth Jacob - in the presence of Michael Empric, a judge from Guinness World Records - used about 117,000 blue-and-white cookies on Sunday to assemble an Israeli flag that was more than 3,200 square feet in size.

The most recent cookie mosaic record was held by a cookie brand in Pakistan, which created a Pakistani flag in Islamabad last summer to celebrate the country's 70th birthday. That mosaic measured 2,438.15 square feet.

Before that, the record was held by culinary students in Jordan, who created a 2,013.28 square foot mosaic in the shape of the country in 2016.

The Cookies for Israel project used the event to celebrate Israel's 70th birthday and as a fund-raiser for three Israeli-based organizations: One Family Fund; United Hatzalah of Israel; and a partnership between the Atlantic Jewish community and the town of Yokneam. People were able to sponsor a cookie for $10 each and support the project and the charities. As of Monday, the project had raised just over $103,000 - falling short of its $200,000 goal.

The cookies were trucked in from the kosher Strauss Bakery in Brooklyn, and 300 members of the community gathered at the synagogue to help create the flag. It took just over four hours to complete the enormous project.

Organizers for the event confirmed that all the cookies will go to charities and nonprofits in the area to feed hungry people.


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