Isn’t it great to walk into a house and feel the smell of freshly baked cookies coming out of the oven? When I ran my own cookie business from home a few years ago, I discovered that there were very few people who could resist this alluring smell. All my friends–including the most rigid dieters and those who claimed they didn’t have a sweet tooth–fell prey to the temptation of trying my fresh cookies whenever they visited, and one cookie was never enough.
It was also during my time as a cookie baker that I discovered that homemade cookies can be an excellent Christmas gift. For starters, everyone loves cookies. And then there’s the fact that fruity and homey sweets are the ideal Christmas dessert. On top of this, when you make them yourself, you immediately give them an extra special quality: love.
I encourage you to try it. Next time you visit a friend, or any time during the holiday season, have a batch of cookies ready at all times, to pack and bring along with you. I guarantee the love you put into them will come right back at you.