When I went off to college in 1990, I found myself collecting soda cans in lecture halls for the bottle deposit money to pay for things. Gone were the days of living at home where everything was provided. Gift giving became a “bare bones” challenge and I found myself falling back on what my parents taught me — it’s the thought that counts.
Having barely enough money to pay the rent one year, let alone purchase gifts at Christmastime, I looked around my apartment for inspiration. Having found my “escape” in baking when I was very young, I always had the basics in my pantry for those stressful moments that called out for creaming, beating and blending. That year I made a few batches of fudge that I divided between the people on my holiday gift list. Family and friends raved about their tiny handmade treats.
The years following my college graduation brought me more financial security, but I continued my tradition of creating sweet treats for the recipients on my gift list. What began as five simple pounds of fudge divided into dozens of packages in college evolved into thousands of cookies, bars, crumbles and brownies, that were lovingly packed into boxes, tins and shopping bags, for delivery to friends and family across the country.
Nearly 30 years later, my recipes haven’t changed. I still use real butter, fresh eggs, real vanilla extract and the best chocolate chips. The cookies taste exactly like they do when I pull a fresh batch from my home oven, and I hope they transport you to a simpler time in life when a cookie could make everything better, just like they do me.
16 cookies per 8 oz box
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