Cookies riding Obama's coattails

December 12, 2008 6:53:07 AM PST
Some cookie makers hope to be in the chips, thanks to President-elect Barack Obama.

The Obamas enjoyed munching on the chocolate chunk cookies baked by the Baby Boomers' Cafe in Des Moines, Iowa. The cafe was near Obama's former Iowa campaign headquarters.

Co-owner Rodney Maxfield says sales have gone from 300 cookies a week to about 3,000. He adds they're shipping cookies all the world.

He also hopes to have big sales to organizers of the coming inaugural parties.