Just the smell of cookies baking in the oven sends me down memory lane. I love making cookies, and they have played a major role in many aspects of my life. That might sound funny, but it’s true. My first homemade cookies were baked, at age nine, on my Easy Bake Oven. I felt a sense of pride and loved how happy my parents looked when offered one of my creations. I knew I had found one of my true loves.
Since then, I have baked thousands of cookies for family, friends, bake sales, school activities and church events. I made homemade cookies for my son and his baseball teammates for every game; cookies seemed to help celebrate their wins and soothe their losses, and Cow Chip Cookies always brought the biggest cheers. Cow Chip Cookies have been gifts to welcome newborns into their families and friends into their new homes.
There was a time in my life when I was known as The Cookie Lady. I had a small cookie business in which I would make and deliver freshly baked cookies within an hour of an order being placed. It was so much fun and people were always happy when their cookies arrived. The favorite part of my company was called “Celebrate Kindness.” Customers could nominate someone they knew just for being kind or someone that had shared an act of kindness toward them. I would then surprise the chosen recipient with balloons and a box of fresh-from-the-oven homemade cookies. It was so much fun and often brought tears to my own eyes.
The Dixie® Be More Here campaign is about being in the moment. It’s about family and friends and spending time doing simple things that connect us – all the while keeping things simple so we can focus on each other and enjoy the moments that truly matter. Creating lasting traditions with your family and friends are the moments that count in our lives. Please check out this slideshow to read how others create lasting traditions.
I’m thinking about my coworkers right now. It has been quite awhile since I have shared a home baked treat with them and today seems like the perfect time. I’ll grab my Cow Chip Cookies, some fun paper plates and my homemade Fresh Peach Jam. Perfect. Let’s go together to see my friends.
Just look at those smiles! I tell you, there is no payment as sweet. The old adage of “…the way to a man’s heart” isn’t just true for men. Women’s hearts are opened wide when offered a tray full of fresh, homemade cookies – especially when the cookies are made with love.
Thank you for coming over today and listening to my story about cookies and sharing time with my friends. I hope you had as great time and I did. I encourage you to take a few extra minutes to sit with your loved ones and share a story or two of your own.
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