You Can Still Buy Cookies. Here’s Why.

by moderndomestic on December 19, 2010

Photo by Bryan of Food Newsie. Yes, that's the box he ordered - or, rather, one of the boxes.

It’s been a long month. A strange month, but not without its bright spots. I’ve been immersing myself in the art of soup making over at Soupergirl – a vegan soup delivery service. Sara’s soup is lovely, as is working in her kitchen. I’m trying to become a faster onion peeler, a better cutting-board washer, and to remember my hat on a daily basis (the last one is the hardest).

But I miss baking. Or, rather, I miss baking in a bakery. Because I have been baking – in fact, I’ve been up to my ears in cookies, cupcakes, and marshmallows. I recently did a little math and realized that I’ve baked almost 700 cookies for my cookie boxes – all out of my half oven. That, with several hundred cupcakes and mini cupcakes for Spilled Milk, has made for many 10 hour baking days this month.

But I miss the company of other bakers. It is a privilege, I’ve realized, to come to work every day and discuss the cake you tried to make last night with people who are passionate, expert bakers. What you learn working in a kitchen doesn’t only come from the work itself – it comes from the people you work with. Baking on my own all day in my tiny kitchen isn’t the same.

Still, the cookie boxes have kept me occupied – one of the reasons I started making them was to keep myself from going crazy after Treet closed. And here it is, almost a month later, and I’m officially un-crazy. So thank you to everyone who’s ordered. Your support is much more than just business – it’s allowing me to do this work that I love.

With that in mind, there’s still a few days until Christmas, and I can definitely take some more cookie orders. I’ll take them up to 5:00 pm, December 23rd. So if you have a deep desire for a box of 20 delicious cookies, just fill out the order form. We can figure out a pick up or delivery option – email me to set it up. If you want more details on what’s in the boxes, check out my original post.

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Cathy December 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Your cookie box is gorgeous! I’m so glad you have found your happy place in the baking kitchen. I get lonely cooking alone, too. Maybe we should spend a day baking together in the new year? Happy Holidays to you! – Cathy (aka Mrs. Wheelbarrow)


moderndomestic December 23, 2010 at 1:04 am

I LOVE that idea. What’s your schedule like in January?


Michelle December 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I totally want to work in a bakery! Let’s put our brains together and come up with a place to bake together :)


moderndomestic December 23, 2010 at 1:04 am

Oh, seriously, let’s do it! Just tell me where and when :-)


TLP December 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I miss the collaboration of working with talented bakers too! I’m making several cakes for Christmas and wish I had some Glee Christmas tunes on Pandora and friendly bakers to help!

Have a very sweet Christmas!


moderndomestic December 23, 2010 at 1:04 am

It really is about engaging in a community of smart, talented bakers. I think the best places cultivate that community. Miss you! Merry Christmas too.


Deb Cullinan December 23, 2010 at 9:54 am

Hi Jenna! I just wanted to tell you how much my Dad LOVED the box of cookies you sent him! It was so very thoughtful, and being the cookie monster he is, it just made his day! Hope you have the merriest Christmas ever!

Much Love Jenna!


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