Friday, December 23, 2011

Season's Eatings

If you’re anything like me, you waited until the last holiday second to do everything: shop for presents, mail out cards, get your leg lamp out of storage… Regrettably, I never got around to making any adorable little gingerbread men this year, but I’m proud to say that the ole tried and true Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe made its way to my counter last week. With that, about a million deliciously sweet and gooey treats were born.

Sometimes, you don't mess with a classic.
I brought half the batch in for the gang at Old Tom Foolery (cause sharing is how we do), and was greeted by our lovely Heather, who spent her previous evening baking Grandma Helen’s super secret recipe for chocolate peanut butter swirl cookies (not pictured because we ate them all before anyone whipped out a camera. Trust me: adorable and amazing.). To add to the confectionary wonderment, Lauren graced the cookie collection with the remaining stash of treats that Joel’s uncle mailed down, that of which contained some oh-so-yummy powdered sugar tea cookies and delightfully nostalgic snicker doodles.

Cookies: a more delicious Christmas present than a new pair of socks.

Why am I taunting you with tales of awesome cookie time? Because lots of you are probably spending this weekend with the peeps that you love the most, and I’m a strong believer in bonding over baking. Some of my favourite family memories happened over a Kitchen Aid mixer and a rolling pin. So why not pull out Grandma’s top secret recipe, or make a batch of your uncle’s famous sugar cookies, or just throw together the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag? Just don’t forget that your dad hates coconut, and your second cousin is allergic to nuts. Share your treats with each other, and then share your stories with us! We’d love to be a part of your holiday too.

Happy holidays to all of you,

From all of us at Old Tom Foolery


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