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

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 Salad Dressing

I needed a quick recipe to use up half of an avocado.  This dressing is wonderful on any salad fixings.  


1/2 ripe avocado

3/4 cup packed fresh parsley

1/2 cup yogurt

1 jalapeno, chopped

1 clove garlic, quartered

1 Tbsps. lemon or lime juice

1/2 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt


How To Make It

*  Combine all ingredients in a mini chopper.

A View From The Castle

News Commentary

(NOTE:  The word commentary implies that this is opinion.  If you do not want to read my political opinions, please skip this section. You will not hurt my feelings.  I won't know if you read it or not.)

Is President Trump Anti-Semitic?

 People who claim that President Donald Trump is anti-Semitic apparently are misinformed, brain dead or purveyors of falsehoods (liars).  They base this opinion on NOTHING.  The following are FACTS:

1.  Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is Jewish.

2   His daughter Ivanka is a Jewish convert.

3.  Three of his grandchildren are Jewish.

4.  The entire Trump family celebrates many Jewish holidays.

5.  Trump’s main speech writer Stephen Miller is Jewish.

6.   His treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin is Jewish

7.   Many of his under secretaries and advisors are Jewish.

8.   Most of his personal lawyers are Jewish.

9.   He is the first standing President to pray at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

10. One of his closest allies and personal friends is Israeli Prime minister Bebe Netanyahu.

11. Trump’s administration vociferously defends Israel from unwarranted attacks in the UN.

And most importantly:

12. While several presidents promised to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem just to get 

Jewish votes, President Trump actually did it.

President Trump is the strongest defender and ally Israel has ever had.

Despite all of this I hear many people say that Trump is anti-Semitic.  When I ask them on what they base this opinion they say “ because of what he said about Charlottesville.”  

And what exactly was it that he said the would prove he is anti-Semitic or a racist?

When asked to comment on a riot between Unite The Right and Antifa protestors who were having a disagreement about Confederate War statues Trump said “there are good people on both sides.”  The left wingers took that to mean that Trump believed there were good people among those who were white nationalists.  By that same reasoning then the left wingers would have to admit that Trump also said there were good people among the Antifa thugs. 

Anyone with half an ounce of brains knows that is not what Trump intended when he said that.

He sad both sides - those who want the Confederate statues destroyed and those who want the statues preserved - have valuable arguments.  He never said that there were good people in the violent Antifas and he never said that there were good people among the violent neo-nazis. 

Yes -  there are good people who truly believe the statues should be removed and there are good people (like me - I love to look at statues of horses) who truly believe the statues should not be destroyed.  None of us good people believe that our ends should be achieved through violence.  Good people on both sides should have a meeting of the minds.  Perhaps the statues could be moved to a less prominent location so that those of us who want to see and admire the art work can do that.  And those who don’t want to see them don’t have to go there.  That’s the way reasonable people handle conflict.

I have no idea what became of that “fight” - no one talks about statues anymore. All I hear is that what Trump said about Charlottesville makes him a bigot, a racist and an anti-Semite.

These things are said by people who do not know President Trump.  People who personally KNOW Donald Trump will say otherwise.

If anyone has actual proof that Donald Trump is anti-Semitic, I would like to see that proof.  I would not dispute actual FACTS.

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Cookie Queen Cookies, Cookbooks & Entertainment

(724) 339-0920