Posts tagged “cookies”

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

In which I give you the recipe for the best cookies ever

Rude Fortune

A few weeks ago I wrote about how annoying it is to get an “affirmation cookie” instead of one with an actual fortune. Well at lunch today one of my co-workers got what we thought was a horribly rude fortune cookie. Instead of the usual mindless drivel, instead of even a useless affirmation, the “directive”

Good Fortune

For a long time now my friends and I have been complaining about “affirmation cookies”. Fortune cookies just aren’t as cool as they used to be. It seems like all the fortunes we get now have messages that aren’t … well … fortunes. Instead they say things like, “You are a kind person,” or, “People

Bart’s Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are lucky enough to have a boutique grocery store in your area, see if they are selling chocolate chip cookies from Bart’s Bakery. They are, without a doubt, the world’s best.

Wine Biscuits

Anne Albanese’s World Famous Wine Biscuits


It just took me two hours of programming and slamming my head against the desk to realize that Cookies get saved according to the exact URL of the site. I kept trying to delete the cookies of when I needed to delete the cookies of That is annoying.

Who Wants Affirmation Cookies?

I just ate a fortune cookie. My fortune read, “You are the master of every situation.” I don’t think that’s a fortune. Is it just me, or didn’t fortune cookies used to contain fortunes? It seems that all the ones I get lately just tell me some lame, self-affirming nugget of nonsense. “You are wise

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies went on sale last week. Apparently I missed the ordering phase of the event so I didn’t have any waiting for me when distribution time arrived. But how cool is this? The man in charge of our office heard me whining about missing the boat and bought me three boxes over the

Ahoy Ahoy

I have … at this moment … an inexplicable … and completely uncharacteristic … craving … for some Chips Ahoy cookies.

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