Six Cookie Recipes Because It's Monday

October 16, 2017

This morning, unannounced and unexpected construction turned my 40-minute commute into a two hour one. Just another manic Monday, eh?

On a Monday like this, there are few things to turn to for a respite from beginning-of-the-week gloom: cookies. Sugary circles, existing to distract you from the fact that you're back at work. Bake them, taste them, share them, or just look at them and imagine what they could taste like. Try your hand at the fiery recipe Karlie Kloss' grandmother passed to her, or venture savory with a jammy Asiago cheese cookie. These seasonal cookies are simple but tasty and bound to make two hours of being squished on a train that much easier to forget about.

What's your favorite way to unwind after a hectic day? Let us know in the comments!

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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.


Mickey October 17, 2017
My Monday 45 minute commute was also turned into a 2 hour commute. Live by Lakeside Mall also?

My favorite cookie (Chewy Almond Cloud cookies) is also a simple cookie to make. I can make 20 cookies in 45 minuets. I use a recipe that uses almond paste. Then I take a very long nap to relax.
AntoniaJames October 16, 2017
And then there were those who worked hard for their cookies yesterday: (My younger son did the "Chocolate Chip Ride," which he said was the hardest thing he's ever done, much harder than running a marathon.) I dream of finishing the double fudge, but would be quite pleased to complete the chocolate chip. Hope to be training in the Rockies next spring . . . . . ;o)