Well, we made it to Day 25 and we did what we said we’d do, bake at least 1 cookie recipe from scratch each day (30 total recipes). We never kept an exact count, but I estimate over 1,200 cookies, around 35 sticks of butter, 40+ cups of white and brown sugar combined, 75+ cups of flour/oats and lots of other fun stuff that we shouldn’t consume in such large quantities.
After yesterday’s Holiday fun, I decided to make a cookie that I knew Beth and I would enjoy. I chose three ingredients that are among our favorites and fairly healthy; Coconut (Toasted for extra flavor), Almonds and Dark Chocolate. We obviously subbed Almonds for Pecans and these combined for a yummy ending!
The elves made one last run at the Cookie Joy. We shared a large assortment of cookies for “Room at the Inn”, which is a program that our church helps support, where those in need are given a warm meal and time for fellowship in a safe and comforting environment. Thanks to Ann Fields for making this happen.
Delivered a little Joy to a few neighbors and a small assortment to Mom when we visited for the afternoon. We’ll share some cookies over the next few days, but this was the perfect ending with a nice mix of our closest family, folks we know and folks we’ll never know.
Now, the obvious question is what have we learned?
- We learned how to follow-through on a simple commitment, even when the days are long and the task seems meaningless.
- It’s always helpful to make your commitment public. This was a great motivator and kept us going on several tired nights.
- Our friends don’t comment on blogs! I know we had some technical difficulties early on, but come on people!!! We committed the time and effort every day for 25 days. We delivered cookies to dozens of you and we only had 6 comments.
- As much fun as it is to eat cookies, it really has been more fun to share them. It’s great telling people about the different varieties and seeing their smiles of appreciation.
- Every one of us has many concerns and worries that we deal with every day. Whether it’s our closest family or friends, the people from our neighborhood or church who we think we’re in touch with or that person walking down the street that we’re not quite comfortable making eye contact with; a simple gesture can provide a little hope and some Cookie Joy. I hope we can all find a way to keep it going after today.
Thanks for joining us. Please enjoy the rest of your Holiday and know that there will be no cookies baked in the Robinson house for some time!