Over a period of two days last week, I baked six different cookie recipes, totaling over 275 cookies! It’s no secret that I love to bake, but my self control around sugar is not exactly strong. Of all sweet things, cookies are my biggest weakness. Because of this, I rarely bake large quantities for just Bobby and me. It’s a good day if sweets last 12 hours in our house!
However, I take every opportunity to bake for loved ones. I’m the first to sign up under “desserts” for an office potluck, often brings baked goods as a housewarming gift, and contribute every year to the local animal shelter’s bake sale.
You could say baking is one of my all time favorite hobbies.
This year, I knew I wanted to gift cookies to some of the special people in our lives and frankly, the ones who make our lives easier. The lucky recipients included our building staff (12 people), the dry cleaner in our building, our cleaning lady, our cat sitter, and my fur nephew who lives across the country (threw him in for good measure ;)).
I perused my recipe binder, cookbooks and Pinterest to figure out what I wanted to make.
Ultimately I decided on:
- My grandma’s pecan sandies
- Extra crunchy chocolate chip cookies
- Brown sugar pecan cookies
- Crackled sugar cookies
- White chocolate pumpkin snickerdoodles
- Peanut butter pumpkin dog treats
Note: I was a bit over zealous in my original list, and ended up nixing four of the recipes. I would have had WAY too many cookies!
Grandma’s pecan sandies
Extra crunchy chocolate chip cookies
Brown sugar pecan cookies (pre-icing)
Cracked sugar cookies
White chocolate pumpkin snickerdoodles
I’m much more partial to crunchy cookies and my favorite of this year’s selection was the chocolate chip cookie recipe. I pretty much made it up and will post once I’ve perfected it. I can’t wait to do even more baking while I’m home for the holidays. #addicted
Question for you:
- What’s your favorite kind of cookie? I love M&M cookies more than anything, while snickerdoodles or ranger cookies are a close second.