30DT: Day 18

Day 18:

Today, I'm thankful for good cookies.

Last night, I made oatmeal scotchies. Over the weekend, we made brownies. And I wonder why I can't get the last 5 pounds off after having 3 kids.....

I learned my love of cookies from my mama. Each week when I was growing up, we spent Sunday afternoons in the kitchen making cookies for family night. We did this week in and week out, whether or not family night actually occurred. :) But the result is that now, Sunday means baking for me and my kids. Some of our favorite cookies include:

  • Cashew cookies with browned butter frosting
  • Chocolate cookies with chocolate frosting
  • Mom's sugar cookies
  • Oatmeal scotchies (Mom actually doesn't like these, but I do)
  • Peanut butter cookies
  • Chocolate chip cookies

The chocolate chip cookies are a bit tragic, though. I ADORE my mom's chocolate chip cookie recipe, but ever since I moved to Oregon my chocolate chip cookies are flat as pancakes. My friend Mary Lou makes the same cookies from the same recipe and they turn out flawless. My oven? Forget it. Boo.

Now I'm depressed.

I think I'll go eat a cookie.