Monday, December 1, 2008


As I have mentioned previously, I love to bake whenever I'm stressed out. Maybe it's pounding the dough thin or something, but I find it really gets rid of the stress. Then again, who doesn't enjoy the wonderful smell of cookies permeating their flat?

Lately I've been baking variations on a vegan cookie recipe that I found online. So far I've made:
  • Chocolate chip
  • Double chocolate chip
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey sunflower seed
The problem is that not only are these cookies incredibly healthy and easy (they only contain sugar, whole wheat flour, olive oil, water and spices for the base recipe), they are hands-down the best cookies I have ever made. And I've been baking a long time. So I can't stop making them...and eating them!

Normally I am a three cookie eater. Believe me, I would love to be someone who could limit myself to a single cookie; a most admirable trait. True, I suppose I should count myself lucky that I'm not prone to eating entire rows of Oreos and the like. Still, with these batches, I find myself stretching beyond my usual three.

If anyone has any strategies to avoid scarfing down these cookies - aside from not baking that is; it's been very stressful around here these past few days? weeks? years? oops, sorry!- please share! And, for the record, don't bother with the "freeze them" suggestion. I adore cookies straight from the freezer! Especially chocolate chip. Which reminds me...just kidding...


  1. If only I knew that secret... I think the key is to get those cookies out of the house. For me, if the cookies are in the house, there's no hope of stopping. Give them to your relative, neighbor or ... say, a fellow blogger? Just kidding.

  2. SW, let me tell you, I think you hit the nail on the head. While I do already give at least half of each batch away, I need to up the ratio. As in give them *ALL* away and revel in the sheer pleasure of having baked- not eaten.

    Until then, of course, DRAT. Because let me tell you, while I'm all about sharing, it takes a tzaddeket on a madragah much higher than mine to give them all away. Hmmm. Maybe I should view it as a source of spiritual improvement. Let's see...cookies versus improve spiritual self. Which one do you think wins out?

  3. Don't know about you, but in my case cookies win out about 90% of the time. And also, I would never suggest giving ALL of the cookies away - that's just wrong. Plain wrong. Unless you are giving them to me, hehe

  4. SW, I may have to take your order. PRONTO. Today I decided to make icing for last night's batch.

    I am now officially a masochist.

  5. My quirky Canadian friend, just enjoy the cookies:)