Beloved Bronx Bakery Brings Back ‘Pope Cookie’ for Papal Visit to New York City

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With the help of a 3D printer, Artuso’s Pastry Shop in the Bronx is getting ready for a major celebrity visit

When will someone make the Pope a pizza with his face on it, we wonder?

Artuso's Pastry Shop, a nearly century-old institution in Bronx, New York, is marking the upcoming visit from Pope Francis with a special cookie, featuring his own face. Artuso’s honored Francis’ predecessor the same way, replacing its popular Yankees cookie with a pastry for Pope Benedict, who paid a visit to Yankee Stadium in 2008.

“On a normal day we would sell about 25 Yankees cookies per day,” manager Natalia Corridori told News 12. “On this day in particular, we took 200 Pope cookies with us [to Yankee Stadium] and they sold within the hour.”

Now that Pope Francis is on his way, Artuso’s will mark the Catholic leader’s visit with his very own baked likeness — although the bakery uses a 3D printer to get the job done, so the results are pretty accurate. Already, Francis’ cookie already has plenty of fans, even international ones.

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“People send them to Central America, South America, [and] Spain, said co-manager Anthony Artuso. “People love the Pope, and they love our cookie.”