I chose this as our first #cookiesandkindness bake-share-post recipe because it’s not just perfect for Back-to-School, but because it’s also perfect for sharing: one batch makes about 60 cookies! And, as several friends pointed out, you can make these on the spur of the moment because you probably have all the ingredients at hand.
I’m sure you’ll have lots of ideas about how to share these cookies – and I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures (don’t forget to tag them #cookiesandkindness and, if you want me to see your pix, include #Dories_Cookies and @doriegreenspan) – but, just for fun, here are a few ways to celebrate the start of the new school year:
Surprise teachers with cookies in their break room.
Have a plate of cookies ready for kids to grab as they get off the bus. Don’t forget cookies for the driver.
Organize a bake-sale to raise money for the PTO or for Cookies For Kids Cancer – September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Send your kids to school with a packet of cookies for their teachers – so much more original and more fun than an apple, especially if you and your children make the cookies together.
Welcome the team off the field with a batch of cookies.
Want to join our #cookiesandkindness project to make the world sweeter? All you’ve got to do is bake-share-post. Details are here.
And if you want stickers, tags or cards to go with you cookies, we’ve got’em here.
Now about these cookies, which come from Dorie’s Cookies : These are just what you’d imagine given their name: cookies as tiny as your thumbprint. They are adorable (and they can be made even smaller and more adorable; see Playing Around). And they’re delicious. They’re based on My Newest Chocolate Chip Cookie, but they have more flour, so that they bake to dainty domes. You make these cookies by molding a little dough around a chocolate chip. I use dark chocolate chips, but you can use whatever you’d like. You could even go for butterscotch or peanut butter chips. The cookie’s flavor is an easygoing one; it’ll change partners happily. I love these cookies for parties. They’re especially good after a big meal, and they’re excellent playing sidekick to ice cream. Think of them as snacks, and pile them into a bowl.
Photograph by Davide Luciano for Dorie’s Cookies