Leading up to the first day of school, little man had three days off. They were three very long days for me. Way too much time to think and analyze and try to plan things that are 100% out of my control.
I don’t do well with waiting.
Over those three days, even though little man and I were having awesome time, I decided I needed to bake. Cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.
Of course, that would then mean that I would have to eat cookies. Or throw the cookies out. Neither which was a great option, in my humble opinion.
So, I came up with a plan. Little man has a few friends in and around the neighborhood that we see pretty much daily: his carpool buddy, the next door neighbors, and a few others. I thought I could make cookies to my heart’s content, and then gift little lunch bags of cookies to his friends and their families as a way to celebrate the first day of school.
Each bag included two oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, two peanut butter and jelly cookies and a little box of milk. Because what are cookies without milk?
Next time, I think I’ll also add some little bags of sliced apples or baby carrots.
Want to make some of these delicious cookies for yourself? Check out Iowa Girl Eats for these Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies and Inside Bru Crew Life for the Peanut Butter Jelly cookies. I’m not really a huge cookie fan, but I don’t think I could pick a favorite. The chocolate chip oatmeal ones were so chewy and perfectly chocolatey, and the hint of raspberry in the peanut butter jelly cookies was unexpectedly perfect complement to the sweetness of the chocolate and peanut butter. Even little man, who doesn’t love jelly in any form, keeps asking me to make more.
I think this is a back-to-school tradition we will be keeping. At least until little man decides that having his mom bake cookies for him and his friends is the epitome of uncool.
I’m always looking for great cookie recipes, so please feel free to share some of your favorites!