Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bake Sale Cookies

I am the type of person who will do anything for you if I care for you, love you or admire you as a person. I also have a tendency to say "yes to" and offer my talents too many people and projects at the same time. I know it is one of my flaws and I have tried to say no in the past but ultimately I feel guilty that I couldn't make the time to accommodate just one more favor.

So.....when my daughter's teacher sent out an s.o.s email requesting bake-goods and pastries for a fundraiser can you guess what happened?! Yep, I emailed her back and said "yes, I can provide 10 boxes of beautifully packaged and labeled pastries for your sale." She responded with "thank you so very much, we need them Thursday morning." Yikes, only 3 days to make 10 boxes various pastries! I finished them up last night, baked, attractively wrapped with vintage flowers and ribbon and sent them off this morning.

Inside one of the boxes was a favorite recipe of mine, courtesy of Mr. Alton Brown. It is all that a chocolate chip cookie should be; moist, chewy, and just as good three days from now as the day they were baked.


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe courtesy of Alton Brown


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22 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

no problem not commenting Its hard to keep up with everyone, great cookies

Love ya Rebecca

Joie de vivre said...

Beautifully packaged even! You are impressive. I just gave my number to the person in charge of hospitality cookies at church and am beginning to have second thoughts! :)

Chef E said...

If that does not have people knocking your door down for PC service I am not sure will! Cookies, I want cookies...

Angie's Recipes said...

They are so beautifully packaged!

Joie de vivre said...

Sarah,
Thank you, as always, for visiting. Yes, I tried to enjoy myself at Red Robin, but it's like you said, I think it was that I could have done a better job myself. Although I would never make those cheese biscuits so I guess it's the only place my boys can eat them. :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, 10 boxes of various pastries, very impressive! The cookies look so scrumptious!

Kathleen said...

Gosh, I'm impressed! Where did you get those adorable boxes?

Sarah said...

Kathleen-
The take out boxes I got at Michael's. The flowers are vintage silk florals, but i'm sure you can find something comparable at any craft store.

Sippity Sup said...

You are such a good mom! GREG

Sook said...

Oh that is so nice of you. These cookies look so yummy. I haven't tried this recipe yet, but thanks for the link!

Barbara said...

You are SUCH a good mommy! If I had been doing it (and I would never have promised 10 boxes anyway) they would have been lucky to get them in a paper bag!
No wonder everyone is hitting you up for goodies....you wrap them up like Christmas!
Going to check out Alton's recipe...

Chris said...

Dayum! You rock, Mom. Great picture too, I bet yours were the best looking packages for sale.

Tangled Noodle said...

Wonder Woman! I would've caved and headed for the nearest bakery . . . Now, I can't let my husband see this pic or the recipe, or else he'll give me way less than 3 days to make batches and batches!

Laura in Paris said...

You made it! It's great - and I am sure you duaghter was very proud of her mother.

blessedmama said...

I hope everyone appreciated your lovely efforts!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Even before you wrote this post, I always knew you were the sweet and accommodating type, but you went over the top with the beautiful wrapping! Gorgeous! The teachers must have loved you!

bonnie said...

I love the flowers and that cookie from alton...awesome!! your so nice I'll call you tommorrow for my next bake sale!haha

sweetlife
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Cinnamon-Girl said...

Wow! You must of baked up a storm. Your so good for doing this. They look beautiful!

Sarah said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments, but I only do all these things for them! I adore my husband and children and want them to have great memories of their mom and wife!

Taste of Beirut said...

I can spot a good cookie recipe and this one sounds great because the ratio of brown sugar and the extra yolk makes them extra moist.
I bet my kids would love these!

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VivaciousVegan said...

I too have yes-itis...I have trouble saying no too....
Hello, I am vivacious vegan and I saw you on Blessedmamas blog, thought I would pop over here and see your goodies!!! Everything is lovely and I loved the flowers on the boxes. I used to cater, and I loved it, so seeing a fellow foodie makes me really happy.
I am following you now!!! Can't wait to see what you make next!