Baking Cookies Like a Boss

This weekend I set out to bake 500 cookies. I always bake cookies around the holidays because I like to give them out as gifts and people seem to really like my cookies. Usually I bake around 300, but I had a lot more requests for them this year and planned to make more. About halfway through the bake-a-thon though, I realized I was going to have far more than 500 cookies when I was done. 

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Cookies prepped for baking

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Cookies fresh out of the oven

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip with Pecan Cookies

7 hours later, there were 791 cookies. O_O

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In case you're wondering, this is what 791 cookies looks like.

It took 4-5 more hours to prepare all of them as gifts, with all the tissue paper, ribbons, tagging, and packaging. To say I was exhausted would be an understatement. I’m still tired.

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And you might think that I’d quit after that, but nope. I just had to make something else this year. So I made an old family recipe for Holiday Spice Cakes

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I can’t wait until everyone’s received their goodies! πŸ˜€

We have this running joke in my house around the holidays that I’m a Keebler Elf (partly because I’m so short, partly because of the cookie baking). I’m pretty sure I got the “Most Productive Keebler Elf of the Season” award this year. 

3 replies on “Baking Cookies Like a Boss”


Making just 500 of ’em already sounds maddening enough, but the fact that it was practically 800 in the end…whoa. And then you made more goodies?! I have no idea how you’re still functioning after all that! (Heck, how you’re still sane after all that!) Needless to say, I am very much impressed! *bows down to the Keebler Elf*

P.S. You packed them all so prettily! πŸ˜€

So many people already want them for next year, I fear I’ll be making 1000! I have to say, even though the work is exhausting, having people enjoy them the way they do makes it all worth it. I hope you enjoy yours when they arrive! Thanks again for tweeting with me through my bake-a-thon! πŸ˜€

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