Sunday, January 9, 2011

Baking Cookies

After Caleb made his comment last week about my skills, I've been reflected on what exactly I do all day. Today, I baked cookies. They weren't just any cookies, I baked the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies (actual name of the recipe). Hands down, they're the best cookies I've ever made. They're full of all the good stuff: oodles of butter crisco, mounds of brown sugar, and hands-full of chocolate chips. They're sinful and decadent at the same time.

No matter what the boys are doing in the house, when they hear the whirl of the mixer, they run. They hover around the kitchen, inhaling the sugary aroma, and salivating at the first glimpse of freshly baked cookies. They love to eat them warm, where the gooey chocolate perfectly mixes with the soft dough to create just a tiny bit of heaven.

When I bake cookies, I always think about Hillary Clinton's infamous quote: "Well I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas." I guess I've turned into that woman: the woman donning an apron baking cookies while her law degree is used as something that just decorates the wall.

But in all honesty, I like baking cookies, and staying home really isn't that bad either.

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