I used to be in sales, and at Christmas, I wanted to give my customers
something more personal than a tin of cookies or a fruit basket.
Being a woman, I had one advantage over my competition who were
mostly men. I could bake and very well at that.
So I started
the yearly holiday cookie marathon. Every year, I would bake over
4,000 cookies and arrange them elaborately on covered trays. It
became such a hit that as early as August, customers were asking
me what new Christmas cookie recipes I would add to the cookie
list for that year. And yes, by August I was testing new recipes.
I would bake
every weekend for two weekends, dawn to dusk and every night during
the week to accomplish this task. But the cookies were fresh when
the trays went out and my reception was always pure elation. Work
would literally stop when I came in with the trays, owners and
managers not caring because they too were just waiting until I
sat the tray down and popped the cover. Grown men would become
little boys, hiding chocolate chip cookies in their desks before
they were all gone. Women would fight over who got the last raspberry
white chocolate bar or frosted cashew cookie.
I did this
for over 15 years. So trust me when I say, I have one of the best
tasting cookie recipe collections anywhere. These dessert recipes
are well kitchen tested and have the approval of thousands over
I don't only bake cookies. I have some wonderful pie, cake, torte
and quickbread recipes as well. Enjoy, for they are the best of
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