7 Great Reasons To Make Homemade Cookies
Obviously, we are huge cookie fans here at Best Ever Cookie Collection.
And we're definitely not alone.
We Americans love our cookies. Just take a look around.
Cookies are available everywhere. Grocery stores, coffee shops, sandwich shops, cookie bakeries, gourmet specialty shops, and malls all provide easy access to this best loved treat.
You can even order Gourmet Cookies Online and have them delivered right to your door.
With so many cookie choices available, why bother to bake cookies at home, you ask?
Here are 7 great reasons to make homemade cookies.
- Homemade Cookies Just Taste Better
Nothing can compare to a homemade cookie fresh from the oven. While commercial cookies can be good, I completely agree with James Beard who said, "I am still convinced that a good, simple, homemade cookie is preferable to all the store-bought cookies one can find."
- You Control The Ingredients
Have you ever read some of the ingredient labels for your favorite store-bought cookies? They can have a lot of additives, preservatives, and hydrogenated fats. When you make homemade cookies the ingredient list is pretty straight forward - butter, eggs, flour, and sugar, which results in higher quality cookies.
- Human Connection
It is fun to make and bake cookies at home and a relatively easy way to connect with your kids, show someone you care, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
- The Smells Can Be Good For You
Baking cookies is one of my favorite forms of aromatherapy. In fact the smell of vanilla, a scent often associated with cookie baking, has been shown to calm the nerves, soothe stomach ailments, lift the spirits and reduce cravings. And did you know that the scent of cinnamon can increase alertness by 25%?
- Making Cookies At Home Is A Great Tradition
Cookie baking is one of the oldest culinary traditions and cookies can be found in most every culture.
- It's An Easy Way To Save Money
Baking cookies at home is less expensive than buying them in grocery stores and/or gourmet shops - especially when you start with a package of cake mix.
- Shows You Care
Cookies symbolize joy, caring, love, comfort, home, and caring. Sharing homemade cookies with those you love is a wonderful way to show how much you care. Do you have a go-to favorite homemade cookie recipe you'd like to share?
Cookie Recipes You Might Like
- Chocolate Almond Biscotti
- Fudge Filled Walnut Oatmeal Bars
- Carrot Cake Cookies
- Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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