If you’re like me, each morning when you sit down at your desk and open up your inbox you secretly hope to see one of THOSE emails. They come with subjects like “Goodies in the kitchen!” or “Get it while it’s hot!” or simply “DOUGHNUTS.” These are glorious emails: ones that don’t result in agitation or stress or silent shaking of an angry fist at the monitor. These emails confirm your department has, in fact, employed an angel, and the treats–be they muffins, homemade cookies, or (if you’re really lucky) the GOOD bagels–turn what might otherwise be a monotonous beginning to the daily grind into a full out PARTAYYY.
OK, maybe not a partayyy, per se, but they definitely make everyone a lot more smiley throughout the day.
Today, we got one of these very emails letting us know there were “rugelachs” in the library for our eating pleasure. Rugelachs? The library?! Yes, we have a library chock full of old tax filings and millions of pages of decaying tax code and free rugelachs. My first though was, rugelach? What the heck is that? I pounced from my desk to the library, camera in hand, all the while asking myself–what is a rugelach?!Read More
Tis the season for excessive amounts of cookies and glorious baked goodies! Fa-la-la-la-la…. la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Everywhere I turn there are COOKIES! I
love it… hate it…. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. HATE.
In my opinion, nothing is better than the gift of food! For Christmas this year, I decided to make some cookie jars using one of my favorite cookie recipes – the Nestle Tollhouse Recipe for Oatmeal Scotchies (oh-so-conveniently located on the back of the butterscotch chips bag).
These gifts are so easy, and with a little elbow grease and creative flair they really turn out beautifully!
First step is to mix the following in a bowl:
Dump this into a 1 quart jar, then layer on:
In another bowl mix together:
Toss the sugar mix into a ziploc baggie and tuck inside the glass jar (on top of the chips).
Next up, write out a note with the following instructions:
Then it’s time get your creative flair on!
Last but not least, I baked up a batch of the Oatmeal Scotchies and included a half dozen wrapped in a cellophane bag along with each gift jar.
Cookies.. the gift that keeps on givingRead More