Friday, November 07, 2008


Today I am thankful for cookies. I read a cute book a while ago called "Eat Cake." It was about a woman who turns to baking when she is dealt stress & obviously she bakes...cakes. If I was asked to state my favorite thing to bake I would have to say that cookies take the cake.
Tonight we went to Greg's parents for Sci-Fi Friday & Greg's mom made oatmeal raisin cookies. Mmm, good! I love cookies. Where to begin with this fine delicacy?
I am quite certain that a batch of cookies was the first thing I ever put into an oven on my own. I remember baking a batch of snickerdoodles with a friend & doubling the batch only to realize when we got down to the flour that it called for 6 cups. That's right--the first time I made Snickerdoodles it was overflowing in the mixer at a lofty 12 cups of flour. I am still a little wary of rolling cookies in cinnamon and sugar after that ordeal.
One of my favorite Christmas gifts I ever received was a cookbook from my grandma H. It was a Betty Crocker cookbook and I still own it and use it--my kids regularly ask me to make "eating play-doh."

I don't know that I need to say much else about cookies--chocolate chip cookies are Greg's favorite dessert (well, that and cheesecake) and who can blame him...I submit that there is little better than a freshly baked cookie.

peanut butter fingers....chocolate chip cookies...german chocolate cookies...sugar cookies...chocolate crinkles...oatmeal raisin cookies...pumpkin chocolate chip cookies...

something tells me I'm in for sweet dreams tonight!


Katie said...

Stop! You're making me hungry!

Emily said...

I'm with you!

Michelle S said...

first let me say that i have LOVED reading your are such a fun, descriptive writer & it makes me wish i lived closer to you!

secondly, in regards to this post, you are the person i need! all of the cookies i've been trying to make lately are flat. do you have a secret for puffy cookies? do tell!