Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! They’re everywhere this time of year. I admit it — I’m human. I love cookies!
Since most people love homemade cookies, they make a great gift to give any time of the year. I’ve tried to teach my children that it doesn’t matter how much something costs, it’s about the thought that goes into the gift. I know my children really enjoy baking with me. It allows special time together to just be in the moment. Making homemade cookies, cookie bars or ready to make cookie kits is a wonderfully heartfelt way to show you care. That personal touch, plus the delicious specialness of homemade treats, is always appreciated.
As a rule, I don’t keep cookies in the house. I try to limit my sugar intake so if I’m going to indulge; I want a really yummy cookie. I can’t remember the last time I ate a store bought chocolate chip cookie. I’m a homemade cookie snob.
This all started when I moved into my first apartment and my budget was super tight. My roommate and I agreed we would only make cookies from scratch, thus saving money (and limiting our sugar consumption.) I started to really appreciate the difference between store-bought and homemade.