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How to Get Rid of Cookies


Thursday, September 20, 2012

When I was living solo, I always kept chocolate chips in the house. I never bought icecream, cookies or candy, because its easier to resist those things if you have to go out and get them. But sometimes you WANT. That's what the chips were for. If I wanted cookies, than By George, I could have cookies. I just had to bake them first. Oh, and you cant open the bag to eat the chips. That's cheating.

Never once did I make cookies. Never wanted them enough to go thru the trouble.

Now I keep cookies, icecream and candy in the house for Other People, and 90% of the time I'm good about staying away.

Still, over the last month or so I wanted cookies and so last week, I made some. A crispy oatmeal version with dried cranberries and banana chips. I brought these to a party at the beginning of the summer and they were WELL received. So I knew it was a good recipe (Yes, Its already on Spark).

So I made some. And then brought them to a job interview. Yes, I *really* did. Normally the policy is they ask you to bring your lunch and they have an extended interview over lunch. But I begged to come after work so I wouldnt have to take the day off, and they kindly agreed. So I brought the cookies as a 3pm sweet snack. And they were WELL received. "Its just a little bribery, since I really want this job." Hey, anything to get an edge in this economy!

Afterwards I went to my parents and gave half of the leftovers to them. There were enough left for 3-4 days of moderate snacking. Now they are gone. I'm sad, but happy. I had my cookies and ate them too.

Friends dont let friends eat crappy cookies. If you want them. Make them.
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KBSPARKY 9/27/2012 6:21PM

    I like "I had my cookies and ate them too" :)

cookies happen to be my biggest temptation.

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HEALTHYOTTER 9/25/2012 1:35PM

    I'm of the opposite perspective on chocolate chips. If I have the bag open, and grab a tablespoon when I'm craving chocolate, it keeps me from buying junk. Funny to me that my daughter will also scoop out a tablespoon every once in a while. My boys will ignore the chocolate chips, then complain, "there's nothing sweet!"

I totally applaud your making a plan to disperse the cookies before you even start to bake them!

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RAINA413 9/23/2012 12:53PM

    I absolutely LOVE that you brought cookies to a job interview! I'd TOTALLY hire you!! Be sure to let me know how it all went.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/21/2012 5:11PM

    Sounds good! Let us know how the interview went!

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LULUBELLE65 9/21/2012 6:31AM

    I am a huge "stress baker". When things are going poorly, I am usually in the kitchen up to my ears in flour and sugar. I have learned that baking is fine, but eating is not, so I bring the treats into work or take them to my bottomless-pit neighbor guy who works out every day and can afford to eat an entire cheese danish coffee cake.

A few years ago I had a really stressful job, and I took baked goods into work almost every week. Buying all that butter gets expensive; I am glad I am happy in my job now.

Your cookies sound fabulous. I might have to make them the next time I get in a mood.

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/21/2012 5:52AM

    HAHAHAHA!! This is awesome! And I love that you brought cookies to a job interview!!

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OPTIMIST1948 9/21/2012 5:48AM

    http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
pe-detail.asp?recipe=2156157>

FYI - I did bake cookies in my apartment, but they were for taking to someone's house. Not just for me because I'm having a sugar attack.

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JANTWO 9/21/2012 12:16AM

    LOVE homemade cookies!!!! Way to go on eating some and sharing!!!!

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MJ7DM33 9/20/2012 10:59PM

  Yummy!

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LESLIELENORE 9/20/2012 10:14PM

    Genius! My only problem is batch size. I tend to make too big a batch. lol!!

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CINERICIA 9/20/2012 9:56PM

    Agreed. In part. Store bought cookies do not hold a candle to homemade cookies. But unfortunately, I love to bake. Little One loves to bake. And we are both quite good at it. So the need to bake cookies prior to eating them is not a deterrent in our household. We are currently working on smaller batches of baked goods as a compromise solution.

Hope the job interview went well. And I'm guessing the cookies didn't hurt.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 9/20/2012 9:54PM

    I admire your resourcefulness and your ability to keep yourself out of trouble. I still have problems handling having some foods in the house.

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JJAQUES41 9/20/2012 8:53PM

    Love how you manage to distribute the cookies and just leave a few for yourself-genius!

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BIGPAWSUP 9/20/2012 8:47PM

    I love it! Having to bake the cookie is an excellent idea. And you recipe sounds delicious. emoticon

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KALANTHA 9/20/2012 8:24PM

    Those cookies sound GREAT!

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DOGLADY13 9/20/2012 8:23PM

    What a great way to enjoy cookies.

Somehow about 5 years ago, I made a cookie basket for a silent auction item. 10 dozen homemade cookies, 4 different types. The basket went for $200! Go figure. I thought I'd do good if it brought in $50.

Then the word got out. Now there are three nonprofits that regularly ask me to donate one of my cookie baskets to their auction. I used to stipulate that if the basket went over $100, I'd bake 10 dozen for the high bidders, provided that they matched the highest bidder. No more. They all take me up on it. Two years ago, I had to bake 40 dozen cookies at Christmas time.

Here's the thing. I hate baking cookies. And even though I bake really delicious cookies, I don't especially want to eat them.

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FITFOODIE806 9/20/2012 8:12PM

    I love baking cookies. And I do fairly often with the kids. And yes, I eat too much cookie dough, but I'm ok with that. A friend brought over store bought cookies the other day and left them for the kids. I just ate one. Not worth it! And as soon as I read your blog titl, I hopped up and threw the rest away! So, thank you very much!!!

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