Thursday, December 9, 2010

Otis and Me

Back in the day, before I married my Soldier and became a kept woman, I worked here .  It is a very nice apartment community. I had a fabulous office with marble floors, expensive furniture and lovely music playing all the time.
In the kitchen of the attached club room, there was an Otis Spunkmeyer cookie oven. When you walked into my office you smelled fresh baked cookies. There were yummy flavors like chocolate chip pecan, white chocolate macadamia nut, and lots of others. A few flavors I saved specifically for Christmas. One was oatmeal cranberry. These are DELICIOUS!  I absolutely love them. I would also buy the holiday specific sugar cookies with red and green M&Ms. We would make peanut butter with chocolate kisses and snicker doodles at Christmas too. I would have hot cider on the stove and hot chocolate in a carafe. It was homey and welcoming.
I have a confession. At Christmas I would order an extra case of the oatmeal cranberry cookie dough and make them for my family and friends. I cheated! I hated when someone would ask for the recipe and someone ALWAYS did. They are that good. This year, I was really missing those cookies and my sweet little neighbor girl stopped by with a fundraiser. She was selling Otis cookie dough! The heavens opened and the angels sang. I ordered the oatmeal cranberry AND a new one that is called Holiday Joy. It's a sugar cookie with pieces of peppermint candy in it. YUM!

I immediately pre-heated my oven. I HAD to make a few of these. Look at those little jewels. They are more precious than gold.

Yes, my house was smelling yummy right about now. I imagine it's what Mrs. Claus' kitchen smells like at the North Pole.

Holiday Joy. And I do mean "JOY"

Oatmeal Cranberry. Those little lovely specks are dried cranberries. So sweet and so tart. I grabbed one, poured a big ol' glass of milk and chowed down.

I only wish I had ordered more dough. It will take some self control to actually bake these and give them away. It's really why I bought them. :::sigh:::  The Christmas spirit of giving, right?


Anonymous said...

Wow you must have gotten so excited when she knocked on your door with the order form!!!!! The Holiday one sounds so tasty!!! I make a cookie during the holidays called Cranberry Hootycreeks...they're oatmeal cookies with craisins and white choco chips.

Loopy said...

You had a cookie in/near your office?!?! That's my dream job.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

If I had a cookie oven in my office I would weigh 800 pounds.

I'm sure these aren't quite the same (and they are definitely more work) but just in case you get another hankering . . .

Michelle said...

I think I can smell your blog post. I absolutely love white chocolate macadamia nut! This year I'm dried cranberries to them and I can't wait.

TheAlbrechtSquad said...

Oh my, I want some little girl to stop by my house and sell me some cookie dough! I guess I will have to try and recreate the yumminess you posted in this entry!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

oh my, those peppermint ones look DELICIOUS! I can only imagine how they would smell!! I too would weight 800 lbs if this kind of baking was going on in my office on a daily basis :( We're making snickerdoodles this from my childhood that we make every year :)