Not sure what went wrong. I followed (tried to, al least) the installation instructions (MAS version) but can't get Cookie to show the menu bar icon.
Ok try this,
You have somehow checked the “Run Cookie in the background” checkbox.
Open Cookie Preferences
-if you have no menus, use the key command COMMAND + , to show it
Go to the Advanced tab
Uncheck ”Run Cookie in the background”
Thanks, Russell. That was the issue, indeed. Somehow i suspected something like this, but i had forgotten this easy shortcut to open preferences.