Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cookie Day

One of my weekly reads is "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" and their Sandwich Monday report.  Last week, Sandwich Monday led me in the direction of a story on latkes and holiday cooking traditions by writer Rob Eshman.   When he wrote, "If you want your grandchildren to remember you fondly, learn a good cookie recipe," I was in earnest agreement with the sentiment.

I don't have any grandchildren and with any luck Baby-Think-It-Over has ensured that I remain some years away from that set of problems.  But I do love a good cookie recipe and the power of a nice batch of cookies is not lost on me.  Each year, as December approaches I get started baking up a collection of cookies to be shared with my students.  Cookie Day is my annual holiday treat for my classes; my way of thanking them for the enjoyment I receive from working with them.  As the name suggests, it features a whole lot of cookie goodness.

I make enough cookies for each student to eat three and I like to have a bunch of choices on hand.  This year, that meant that I needed about 15 dozen cookies.  JT and T were drafted to help out and we made sugar cookies, molasses cookies, Tollhouse bars, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, almond biscotti, cream cheese pecan shortbread, and peppermint chocolate chip cookies.   My cookie sack was plenty full.
Each class got its own plate of cookies a tasty thank you for making my days so bright.  That's happy.

1 comment:

Nichole said...

What a great sentiment, having a cookie your grandkids will remember. I think I have one passed on to me from Colby's grandmother!! Yay! The thought made my day.