First blog post

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

Be kind. Bake some cookies. Then, share them with someone. It doesn’t matter what kind of cookies nor does it matter who you share them with. The simple act of baking cookies requires one to spend time doing something that many would consider menial. In fact it means you are willing to set aside the time to create something that you can share with someone else, a kind act.
A few years back there was a cookie exchange where I worked. I participated under duress. So I spent some time looking for the easiest recipe I could find, bought the necessary ingredients and baked them. It was agreed that each participant would make available to the others the recipe so I quickly typed it up to share. It was not a family recipe, it was not handed down from anyone, it was the simplest recipe I could find on the internet!
As we divided up the cookies to share a co-worker approached me excitedly and said “Where did you get this recipe? I can’t wait to make these for my son! He’s allergic to eggs and nuts and it’s so hard to find cookie recipes that don’t have those ingredients, thank you so much for sharing these!” I actually felt guilty that I hadn’t put more thought into the matter at that point because without even trying I’d made someone’s day. Since then I’ve shared the recipe many times and I will share it with all of you at the end of this blog.
Anyhow, the point is, homemade cookies always make anyone smile. So bake some up to share. You could share them with a child, a neighbor, a co-worker, a friend, a teacher, a mail carrier, a police officer, anyone, you choose! Invite someone to bake with you, it will be time well spent. Mom and I always baked together. She had a secret ingredient for cookies, it was a half teaspoon of water, that’s right water! You see Dad liked his cookies crispy because he liked to dunk them in his coffee and that half teaspoon of water did the trick. Try it! Or try the following recipe, let me know what your favorite go to recipe for cookies is, and who you like to share them with, make someone’s day!
Frosted Bonbons: Heat oven to 375 F. In a large bowl, mix 3 cups flour, 2/3cup powdered sugar, 1/4cup milk, 1tsp. vanilla until dough forms. Shape 1 inch ball of dough around chocolate chunk. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool. Make frosting: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1.5Tbsp. milk. Dip tops of cookies into frosting and add sprinkles. Enjoy!

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