Everything cookies contain semi sweet chocolate chips, crushed salted pretzels, dried cherries, chewy caramel bits, and wholesome rolled oats. Everything Cookies are stuffed to goodness-capacity with everything but the kitchen sink!
Today was the First Day of School at our house. The Sons were so ready to start school that they were up before the sun, eager to absorb all the knowledge that a nerdy mom/teacher and a shiny, new stack of curriculum can offer.
Ever since my boys started school, the beginning of the school year gets them excited-excited-excited! They’re excited to dive into all the new books and pencils. They’re excited for all the new “fidgets” to play with during Read Aloud times.
Excited…right until we actually delve into the new material, at which point a few of the Sons freak out a bit. Because everything is just so new and so different. Tears are usually involved, which completely breaks my heart. Every. Single. Time.
I get it. I was that kid, super excited to go back to school to learn cool new things, but would come home and melt down because I didn’t yet know it all on the first day. Of course, I didn’t know it all! It was the first day! That logic didn’t quell the initial anxious feeling of diving into uncharted territory! However, the possibilities of a new school year is one of the greatest things about education–every year brings new opportunities to learn–you just have to be willing to try. Anxiety is temporary. Knowledge is forever.
Comfortably Domestic Confession: We eat our feelings with everything cookies on occasions such as these.
Knowing that the first day can be a little anxiety-provoking, regardless of the initial excitement, cookies are a First Day of School Mandate. Since I have four boys with differing opinions pertaining to what the ideal cookie should contain, I came up with a recipe that includes all of their loves in a single, stress-relieving treat.*
Everything Cookies are brimming with chunks of semi-sweet chocolate, salty pretzels, chewy caramel bits, tart dried cherries, and just enough instant espresso to make you want to know more about them. Everything Cookies are mysteriously interesting, much like the First Day of School.
These cookies are chewy, crunchy, sweet, salty, gooey, and soul-soothing* all at the same time.
Perfect for vanquishing the jitters that come with leaping into new territory in the pursuit of knowledge.
*These statements have not be evaluated by the FDA to relieve stress or sooth souls. These cookies do not contain medicinal properties, but they’re sure to make you smile.
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