Thursday, September 15, 2011

Keep it going...

When is the last time you baked cookies for no reason?  Recently, my friend Tracey @Raggy Girl Vintage posted about her chocolate chip cookies. 
 Of course, my mouth watered when I saw them.  I couldn't even remember the last time I baked cookies from scratch. Christmas, Valentines? That night I asked the doc if he would like some chocolate chip cookies. He answered, "if you're going to make some, sure." (whew! Figured he'd say "not really.")  So there I was baking cookies in the middle of the week, late in the evening for no reason. 

(Recipe is on back of Toll House semi sweet choc chip package.)

In the midst of some stressful situations, there we sat like two kids with a glass of milk and warm cookies. 
The next day, we shared the cookies with the neighbors, bus driver and school teachers, which surely added a bright spot to their day as well. 

I don't like perfect cookies. I never measure it out with a scooper, just grab a dollop with a spoon and plop it on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 
Look at that little chocolate goodness peering from the edge.

I'll be doing some baking tomorrow for a total different reason- my son's birthday party.  I probably won't enjoy the cookies nearly as much as I did these. 

If you need a little pick me up today, don't wait for an occasion. Keep this going and bake some cookies!


Loretta said...

I like your way of think...and the way you bake cookies! They look sooo yummy!

CHH said...

Dear Tammy,

They look delish!

Enjoy your day.



Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, you made my mouth water with the first shot. I cannot even say "Toll House" without swallowing twice!


Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That is so funny...just the other night I made the exact same cookies...for no reason! My husband loved it...and so did the kids. The cookies sure didn't last long around here...and I don't think we had any to share with anyone else They seem to vanish as soon as they come out of the oven. lol

Oh and I make cookies the same way you do...and they always turn out delish.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh my, those cookies look so yummy. Happy Birthday to your son!!!
hugs~~ Daphne

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Yum Yum Yum! My daughter has taken the role of cookie baker around here but that is very bad for my butt!!

Michele Smith said...

Your cookies look delicious! I love baking for no reason...well my reasons are always my family so...not no reason.
Well I was gonna make cupcakes this weekend, but I think I'll make some cookies for my babies instead. Thank you for inspiring me!

Thank you for the sweet comment and visiting my blog. I'm not sure i mentioned before but I'm your newest follower. :)
Have a good day and Happy Birthday to your son.

Blondie's Journal said...

These look yummy! I was thinking about baking yesterday because it has gotten so cool out, but I'm afraid I'd eat them all!!


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Gosh that makes me want to make some right now....glad to see you hopping around blogland!

Gina said...

Trouble is, I make cookies for no reason all the time. I guess that's why I'm way larger than I should be! LOL

Your cookies look delicious!

Love Of Quilts said...

Looks good. Trish

A Vintage Vine said...

Those look delish!! Welcome back, too funny I took a break from blogging too! I was gone until this week...How is the move coming along, I saw your list of possible cities, Good luck with that!

Marla and Steve @ Always Nesting said...

My favorite. Homemade chocolate chip cookies and yours look wonderful. Nothing better than milk and fresh out of the oven cookies for all that ails ya.

Pamela said...

Looks good Tammy!
I bake these cookies all the time and my son's friends love to come over because of that lol!
Welcome back!

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy, you're right, do not expect special occasions, to bake and enjoy a delicious dessert in this case the cookies, which look tempting! greetings. Rose Marie

Brandi said...

hey Tammy, glad to see you're back to blogging! your cookies look amazing. how sweet of you to share some deliciousness with everyone. hope you enjoyed your weekend. happy birthday to your son!