My mom used to fill the kitchen table with cookies and goodies at Christmas. She would start baking and freezing things in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Closer to the day, the tins filled with cookies would come out. A basket of nuts, jar of hard candy, and a box of Russell Stover chocolates covered the dining room server buffet.
Naturally, I thought this is what I’d do with my family. Except a family of four with only 2 kids is a lot smaller than a family with 5 kids. I think I did that one year.
And who knew my family would only like chocolate chip cookies?
Real conversations the past week:
Me to J: What’s your favorite cookie BESIDES chocolate chip?
J: Um…cookie cake.
SIGH. Cookie cake = chocolate chip cookies in bar form.
Me to G: What’s your favorite cookie BESIDES chocolate chip?
G: Um…sugar cookies??! Only other kind of cookie I can think of really.
Well, that’s something.
Me to my husband: What’s your favorite cookie BESIDES chocolate chip?
Husband: Thinking…thinking…Brickle chip.
Oh, he means toffee chip. Okay.
I do happen to know that they all like snicker doodles, G loves peanut butter fudge (which I’m not very good at making), and I always buy my husband the blue tin of butter cookies (good thing he didn’t say those were his favorite though I know they are his real answer).
And yes, I do plan to make them all some chocolate chip cookies at some point.
Joining in with Tamy from Chasing My Life for Blogmas 2019