One of my family's traditions is "Cookie Night". Each year, the first Saturday in December is reserved for baking Christmas cookies. Throughout the year, we all save tins and boxes in order to pack up the different kinds of cookies that we bake. Complex decorations and exotic holiday recipes are balanced with standard favorites and the occasional "slice and bake" from the less experienced bakers. We bake dozens and dozens of many different kinds of cookies and, at the end of the day, we divvy them up so that they can be given as gifts throughout the Holiday season.
Of course, I love cookies all year long. When I was in college, there was always a tube of "slice and bake" in the kitchen of my apartment and late-night study sessions would sometimes include warm cookies. My grandmother taught us to cut the dough into small pieces so we would get more cookies in the end and I followed her advice … every time except the times that I ate the cookie dough raw.
Cookies are popular on the campus of the University of California San Diego where a grad student known as Agent Snickerdoodle has started a Secret Cookie Service. Students across campus can either text or call him to place an order for his famous cookies. Snickerdoodle dropped out of his PhD chemistry program last year to start his cookie service.
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