Penitence Cookies

Several days ago, Lilith and I had some scheduled chat time. I’d been more than usually busy at work and she wanted some time for just the two of us. I proposed a day, she accepted, and then . . . I completely flaked. My work schedule had left me exhausted and when I got home the day of our scheduled date, I lay down on my sofa when I got home from work and promptly passed out, not waking up until the following morning.

When I got a hold of her the next day, she asked how I was going to make it up to her. I sheepishly suggested that I could bake her a batch of cookies and mail them to her. Much to my relief, she thought that was a great idea.

And thus were born penitence cookies:
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She’s getting about three dozen later this week.

No Responses to “Penitence Cookies”

  1. Miss Scarlett Says:

    Distance relationships can be difficult — but Penitence Cookies?
    Major bonus.
    And a mighty fine idea.

  2. Margaret Says:

    I have never seen a cleaner cookie sheet! Mine look like they have been used as drip pans in an auto shop. Maybe it’s time for some new ones…

  3. Kath Says:

    Oh yeah – homemade cookies a way better idea than sending fllowers! Good move.

  4. Suzy Says:

    I think she deserves more than 3 dozen! 😉

  5. bezzie Says:

    I wouldn’t advertise this…now if you sneeze wrong, someone might want cookie reparations! 😉

  6. Lilith Says:

    I like the way you think, Suzy!

  7. Bee Says:

    I’m soooo not the average woman based on this blog’s comments… Well, at least I have battle-scarred cookie sheets :~P

  8. Jess, of the Bugs Says:

    Cookies are definitely better than flowers. You can’t eat flowers. Well, you can, but then people look at you funny and sometimes the ones they put in the arrangements are toxic and that’s no fun at all. I imagine the spraypainted carnations don’t taste very good and they always put those leathery leaves in, which you’d have to steam or boil before they’d be edible. They do come with a free glass of water to wash it all down, but it always kind of tastes funny and you get bits of the foamy stuff in it.
    Cookies are way better.
    Of course…cherries and strawberries and blackberries would be even better than that, but they don’t really ship well.

  9. Margaret Says:

    Not sure how to email you directly, so I’m leaving this in the comments instead. (Hope that’s okay; I’ve been lurking and enjoying for a while, now courtesy of the Harlot.) Urgent question is: do you have any tips on washing instructions for a utilikilt — especially, how to keep it from curling?? My fella has one of the heavy-duty ones, and although we both love it, it’s pleats have started to curl rather than swing, and it’s starting to look a little less than great. I haven’t had much luck with their website, and thought it might be best to ask someone who wears one himself (and also knits great kilthose…which I aspire to, some day).
    Thanks, and cheers!