I’m having a cookie crisis.
Next week is, of course, the week when every Christmas-oriented cook in America will bake cookies like a madman.
I was invited to a cookie exchange party, a luncheon to which you bring home-baked holiday cookies, and then everyone gets to take home some of the other guests’ goods. I love this idea, so festive and holiday-ish, so I signed right up. It’s just dawned on me that now I have to bake cookies, which is something I never do except when my children are having a chocolate chip emergency.
I need to find a recipe, fast, that is easy enough for a lame-o like me and significant enough to be a worthy entry at the luncheon.
In my mind I see these ladies showing up with perfect squads of gingerbread men decorated in ways that require two years of training at a culinary academy, while I am skulking in the corner trying to pretend I did not bring the sad platter of scrappy, M&M-dotted, Big Fat Loser cookies that everyone knows I brought.
In my efforts to revise this dreary picture, I’m doing a recipe slam. If anybody has any ideas, please send them my way. I am offering a prize to the person who sends me a recipe that solves this crisis. (Don’t worry, the prize will NOT be something I baked.)
Please hurry or I will have to call my therapist.