December #InkRipples – Cookies

Yesterday (December 4) was National Cookie Day. According to Punchbowl, the English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekje,” which means little cake. Dutch bakers used to test oven temperatures on small amounts of batter so that they would not waste the entire cake mix if the temperature wasn’t right. It was not long before they discovered that these tiny pieces of cooked batter were actually quite tasty!

Funnily enough, I didn’t know about National Cookie day, but the day before, my daughter mentioned that she wanted to celebrate by baking some cookies. I thought to myself, “Hey, I have a blog post due to post on Monday about cookies. Sweet!” So I asked her what kind of cookies she wanted to make so I could buy the ingredients. She chose chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies. Not once did I complain.

When I was a tween I used to love experimenting with cookies. I would throw anything that seemed compatible into cookie dough, I’d make huge cookies and tiny quarter sized ones. Obviously I never came up with the next “it” cookie or I’d be blogging about baking, not writing. But it was fun to do.

I rarely bake now. I don’t have the patience. But I love to eat the results of other people’s efforts. My favorite kind of cookie is probably snickerdoodles – mostly because of nostalgia. Mom used to bake them when I was little. Do you bake? Do you take care packages to your neighbors this time of year? What is your favorite kind of cookie?

By the way: We've determined our topics for #InkRipples 2017. I'll be posting the topics here on my blog on Wednesday. Please swing by again to make note of which months you'd like to join us. We'd love to have your thoughts added to the ripple. 

#Inkripples is a themed meme hosted by Mary Waibel, Katie L. Carroll, and Kai Strand posting on the first Monday of every month. To participate compose your own post regarding the theme of the month, and link back to the three host blogs. Feel free to post whenever you want during the month, but be sure to include #inkripples when you promote so readers can find you. The idea is that we toss a word or idea into the inkwell and each post is a new ripple. There is no wrong interpretation. Themes and images and more information can be found here.


  1. I don't do much baking either...don't really have the time for it, though I do try and make time for it during the holidays. My favorite cookie is my mom's chocolate chip cookies. Kind of simple, but oh so delicious!

  2. Yum! I now really want a cookie :) I love baking, but I tend to eat too much of it myself so try to avoid it if I can!

    1. Oh my gosh, I know. I think the batter is better than the cookies most of the time.

  3. I had no idea it was National Cookie Day! I would've made some.

  4. The only kind of cookie I'm interested in homemade, but within that category, you can serve me up just about anything fresh from the oven. I've enjoy #InkRipples this year. Loved the topics you guys chose.

  5. I used to bake more when I was growing up. I never have time now, but I do love a good homemade cookie. Yum! :)

  6. I didn't know there was a national cookie day. Neat. When the boys were little we used to bake sugar cookies at Christmas time and decorate them. Then the grandkids and I did the same thing. Now it's just the cats and me. They aren't interested in making cookies. And I tend to eat too many, so I haven't baked any for a while. Still like the decorated sugar cookies though.

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