So, instead of going crazy with holiday baking last year, I decided that it would be much more fun to spread the joy out over the year and gift someone each month (or so) with something lovely from my kitchen.
The first recipient is someone who I went to high school with, has served in the U.S. Navy for nearly 19 years and is on a year's combat mission (away from his wife and two young kids) until May this year! I wanted to send Pete cookies this Christmas, but didn't have the time to fit it in, so he and his family were first up on the list.
He happily accepted (although his wife and kids apparently bake often so he declined for them), and lucky for him he has no allergies, so he gets Peanut Butter cookies with chocolate chips. Mmm... the recipe is from Deb at Smitten Kitchen right here. Make them, but give most away. They are divine.
Happy January To Pete — a great dad, great guy, great soldier.
Wonder who else is on my Cookie List...? Is it you? Just wait and see...