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About The Cookie Queen


HRM Pat Condelli, THE Cookie Queen, invites you to stop by The online Cookie Castle to see what her company can do to serve you.  Cookies - cakes - cookbooks - cooking classes - and entertainment are her specialties.


Cookie Queen Cookies

The Cookie Queen bakes the world’s most delicious all-natural cookies.  She will be happy to plan special cookie displays for your event.  She is known for speedy service when cookies are needed for a funeral or a sick friend.



The Cookie Queen also is the director, choreographer and lead soprano for The Original Class Act, a group that has been performing together since 1992.  There are 18 programs from which to choose.

About Cookie Queen Products


Cookie Queen Cookies

Cookie Queen Cookies are simply the most delicious cookies you can buy. They are made fresh daily in the spotless kitchen of the Cookie Queen's Castle in the town of New Kensington, Pa., near Pittsburgh. There are 42 varieties of Cookie Queen Cookies.  E Mail The Queen for a list of current offerings and their prices.


Cookie Queen Cakes

The Cookie Queen makes wonderful-tasting cakes for any occasion .. like this cherry-infused cheesecake.  Live and silk floral bouquets are the only decorations. The Queen makes only butter cream and whipped cream frostings.  She does not make fondant icing (it tastes terrible).


Cookie Queen Cookbooks

The Cookie Queen has published three books:  "Royal Recipes From The castle of The Cookie Queen,"  "Hassle Free Holidays" and "Never Scrub Another Toilet."  You can order copies from the Queen at or  phone Word Association Publishers 724-226-1255.

About The Original Class Act


In the beginning......

Just like the old movie story - a group of friends got together to “put on a show” for the church fun fair way back in 1992.  They presented a program of Cole Porter music.  The 3-day gig stretched into many years and many shows as the phone never stops ringing. Everyone wants to book this group for a retirement home, church dinner, women’s club, lodge meeting, holiday party.


An Audience Favorite

HRM  Pat Condelli, THE Cookie Queen, invites you to stop by The online  Cookie Castle to see what her company can do to serve you.  Cookies -  cakes - cookbooks - cooking classes - and entertainment are her  specialties.

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About Our Cast


Pat Condelli

Owner of Cookie Queen Cookies,Cookbooks  & Entertainment, Pat is the director and lead soprano of The Original Class Act. Pat also can be booked for a one-woman show - 20 songs in one hour.


Terry Shields

Vocal coach for this group of outstanding musician, Terry is our alto and also plays the piano, organ and guitar and does solo gigs for weddings and funerals. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Terry is wearing one of our new St. Patrick show costumes which we made in January.


Bill Cellio

Ladies swoon when Bill holds their hands and sings directly to each special lady in the audience.  Bill is available as a wedding and funeral soloist.

Cooking Classes At The Castle


 Want to learn how to make the best pie crust in the world? 

Do your homemade cookies turn out misshapen and burnt? 

Can you put a gourmet dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes? 

Interested in learning more about Italian cuisine? 

HRH Pat Condelli, The Cookie Queen, also known as "the practical Martha Stewart," teaches all the tricks of the trade in fun-filled classes at the Castle in New Kensington, Pa. 

Home Economist Pat Condelli 


Pat received her degree in Home Economics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has been teaching cooking, baking and home making since 1968. 

Choose one of the following classes or tell the Cookie Queen what you would like to bake or cook and she will plan a class specifically for you and your friends. 

Pat also is available for LIVE consultation on SKYPE. If you have a web cam, message Pat on the internet for a time for a live SKYPE consult on your computer. 

* Dough Re Mi - How to handle all types of doughs - yeast, phyllo, pizza, pie, biscuit. Hands on. Sampling. Take home something wonderful. 

* Hassle-Free Holidays -. Save time and your sanity with easy holiday recipes. Hands on. Sampling. Take home something scrumptious. 

* Kids Can Cook - Easy recipes. Lots of fun. Hands on. Sampling. Take home something to show your family what you made. Class limited to six children. 

* Cookies to Die For, Cry For, Lie For - Learn to make "professional-looking" cookies that taste fabulous. Men of all ages really love this class. Hands on. Sampling. Take home some goodies. 

* Yes, You CAN Make a Pie - Anyone can and I’ll teach you how. 

* Intro to Cooking for the Single Man -Basic cooking skills for guys. Prepare wonderful meals for you and your buddies. Food safety. Learn how to host a party. Hands on. Sampling. Something to take home. 

* Carry Me Back to Old Italia - Grand recipes from the North and South of Italy. Family-tested for generations. Hands on. Sampling. Something to take home. 

* Ethnic Cooking With American Flair - You’ll get a little bit of everything in this class - Italian, Greek, Polish, German, Mexican, Dutch, Indian, Chinese. Six sessions.$300. Come for dinner. We eat first. Then I’ll show you how to make it. And you can take some home for your family to taste. Class size limited to six students. 

All classes feature hands-on (not just watching me do it) experience. And everyone gets to take home something they themselves made. 

Most classes are just one 2-3-hour session. There are morning, afternoon, evening and weekend sessions available. 

Individual Classes: $40-$60 (depending on items being prepared), which includes recipes and something delicious to take home. 

To register for a class, phone the Cookie Queen at 724 339-0920 or E Mail: 

Recipe Of The Week


Avocado Soup

We’ll all celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow by the Wearing O The Green, drinking green beer and eating foods that we Americans think are Irish.  This recipe is not Irish - but it fills the bill because it is green.  It’s my answer to “what can be done with over ripe avocados?”  I had a couple of the small ones that were turning mushy and brown but I didn’t want to toss them out.  So - I decided to make soup.  If you don’t like spicy as I do - cut down on the pepper and paprika seasonings.


1 large or two small avocados

1/2 cup Greek style plain yogurt

1/4 cup milk

2 Tbsps. onion, chopped

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. pinch cayenne pepper

2 Tbsps lime  or lemon juice

2 Tbsps. sherry

How To Make It

*  Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Serve cold or warm.  If heating this - watch it carefully so it doesn’t curdle and don’t make it too hot.  

A View From The Castle - News Blog


Rhetoric Did Not Cause Shooter To Kill Muslims

The nut job Media and lunatic Democrats are blaming the murders of 50  Muslims half way across the world in New Zealand last week on President  Trump.  They say his anti illegal immigrant rhetoric caused the actual  criminal to go off the rails and shoot up two mosques.

Some of  these same morons also blame Chelsea Clinton for the murders.   Protestors screaming in the face of a pregnant woman told Clinton she  was responsible because she dared to call out a Muslim congressional  representative - Ilhan Omar - for her anti-Jewish bigotry.

Back in November 2017 more than 200 worshipers in a Muslim mosque in Egypt were slaughtered by 40 ISIS Muslims. 

Was this Muslim on Muslim attack also the fault of President Trump and Chelsea Clinton?

 Also happening last week - and I'm betting you didn't see this on TV or  in a  newspaper - 52 people were killed, dozens injured and 143 homes  were destroyed in attacks in the villages of Inkirimi, Dogonnoma and  Ungwan Gora in the Maro district of the Kajuru Local Government Area.
….Africa for those of you who failed Geography.   The people murdered were Christians.  They were murdered by Muslims.

Last Sunday in the Ungwan Barde village in Kajuru (also in Africa) 17  Christians were killed and dozens of homes were burned.  The  perpetrators were Muslim.

In late February, there was another  attack in Maro - 38 Christians were murdered by Muslims.  Their church  was burned to the ground.

Whose rhetoric was to blame for the deaths of those Christians?  

You probably didn’t know about those Christians being slaughtered by  Muslims because no one cares when Christians are murdered. No one. It  happened in Africa.  Who cares? And God forbid anyone would ever  criticize ANYTHING that Muslims do.

There are many insane attacks  around the world in which Christians, Jews, Muslims, and many other  religious folk are murdered.  It's been going on long before Donald  Trump was elected President and long before Chelsea Clinton was born


When some nutjob Bernie Sanders fan boy shot up a Republican baseball  practice - almost killing Rep. Steve Scalise" I did not hear anyone  blaming the rhetoric of Bernie for this horrific crime.

Why not?  Because Bernie is not a Republican and the Media despises Republicans.

How about from now on when these senseless tragedies occur we blame the actual criminal and leave politics out of it it.

And the next person I hear claim President Trump or Chelsea Clinton are  to blame for the deaths of Muslims in New Zealand is going to get  smacked upside the head.

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Cookie Queen Cookies, Cookbooks & Entertainment

(724) 339-0920