Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Filling the Cookie Jar...

Last night I got the urge to bake cookies.
This never happens.
I am not a baker.
Lucky for me, I married a man that is!
And for the past ten years I have happily assumed the title of "cook",
while he held the title of "baker".
Until last night...

I was in the mood to bake, so I went online to my favorite recipe sharing site,, and found the highest rated Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie recipe that I could find. Luckily,we had all of the ingredients sitting in our pantry.
Like it was meant to be!

Here is the recipe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.
They are really good.
A tip: they need more flour than the recipe calls for. I added an extra cup. It was perfect!

The boys actually thought it was funny that I was baking! But I got the greatest compliment from our seven year old:
Mom, you make the best cookies!

At that moment I was given the title of "cookie maker".
I'll take it!
A couple of hours and a double batch of cookies later, I realized that I had nothing to keep my super yummy cookies in. I needed a cookie jar! Tupperware wasn't going to cut it. So this morning I got this...

Just what I was wanting!
It's big and holds a ton of cookies!

So I have made a promise to myself...
I am going to bake cookies once a week to fill the cookie jar!
I want to be that kind of mom.
There's something comforting about having a jar of cookies on the counter.
And besides, what kid wouldn't want to come home from school to a homemade cookie and a glass of cold milk?

I had a volunteer to test out the jar...

...and the cookies and milk.

He was happy.
And he had no idea how happy he had made me!


If you're feeling inclined to do some cookie baking, give this recipe a try.
You won't be disappointed!


MeganSloan said...

I want to be that mom too! But I LOVE to bake. I might just have to try those cookies... and I definitely need a cute cookie jar! My problem is that hubby wants to eat all the cookies at once... so they don't last long!

Dallin said...

Dallin and I made cookies today...I also want to be "that mom". I put my cookies in a ziplock bag....I think it is time to upgrade to a cookie jar!

Wendy said...

The cookies look DELISH! I'm going to Wal-Mart this morning. I might just pick up everything I need for those cookies. Oh, and a cookie jar too!

DesignTies said...

Great cookie jar, Karla - just the kind I would buy!! And those cookies look delish! My son is all grown up now but when it comes to baked goods, he and my husband are like little kids :-)

Thanks so much for your HUGE compliment about my fireplace design for Kate's condo; I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me!!

DesignTies said...

Those cookies look YUM-MY!!!

Every kitchen should have a full cookie jar on the counter :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Valancy said...

Umm, how do you keep from eating all the cookies yourself, all day long?? Because that's exactly what would happen at my house! ; )

Bethany said...

mmmmm... makes me want to bake some cookies!! :-)

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Great jar and those cookies look yummy. I need to check out that recipe. I make cookies for my kids every week. My grown nieces and nephews are always begging for some too, because they are so used to them. I figure it is better to eat homemade cookies where I can control the ingredients versus storebought. I substitute many recipes with whole wheat flour and the kids don't even notice.

jamie said...

Hi, I have spent the last two evenings reading all of your blogs and your followers' blogs. Very inspirational!! Could you share where you bought your cookie jar?

Karla said...

Hi Jamie!

I got the cookie jar at Fred Meyer - it's our local one-stop-shopping store! I have seen similar, if not identical, cookie jars at Target though!

Thanks so much for the compliment! :)