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What Would Life be Without Cookies?

With the Senate telling the Big 3 NO DEAL, the news couldn't be worse for Detroit and Michigan. But my blog friend doesn't like me to write about bad stuff, so since we are having a cookie bake-off today, I'm going to write about cookies!

As a kid, my favorites were Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Pecan Sandies, Vienna Fingers, Ginger Snaps, and Mystic Mint. Every day I ate at least one row; cookies didn't last long at our house.

When my kids were young, one of our favorite pastimes was making chocolate chip cookies. Of all the varieties, chocolate chip are still the most popular by a wide margin. Nothing but unsalted butter, pure vanilla, whole eggs, Nestle Toll House (is there another brand) chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda, sifted white flour, salt, white and brown sugar, and if I got crazy, a Hershey bar broken into pieces.

A full tablespoon of cookie dough on the baking sheet and 15 minutes later, hot, gooey, cookies. Now tell me, is there anything better than the first cookie off the cookie sheet? You got that right, a glass of cold milk to wash it down.

Alas, my kids are in their 20's and the furthest thing on their mind on the weekend is to bake cookies which is lucky for me since they are not around for me to eat. With our cookie bake-off today, there will be all sorts of cookies including bars, balls, with nuts, frosted, shaped, peanut butter, and who knows what else.

What is your favorite holiday cookie?

And if the news gets any worse, get out the ingredients, turn on some Buffet, and eat some cookies.

Happy Friday!


Adam Harris was born in coal country, right in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. His father, Gregory, worked the mines every day and came home to his best friend, Jim Beam. Gregory had many frie


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