Cookies are the great equalizer.

They bring friends together.
They are also good for breakfast, though that doesn’t really factor in, it’s just an extra note I thought you should know.

Yesterday I had some friends over from my old job at Archivers.

Yep. I worked at Archivers.

Yes, it was as fun as everyone imagined it would be. I loved it.

We definitely don’t get to see each other enough so we decided to have a cookie exchange party~
kerry washington cookie friends friendship

and the boys I live with were definitely on board with this.
crazy leonardo dicaprio cookie film hungry
Actually I was super busy so I was lucky to have them answering the door for me…

They came early and stayed late and it was hilarious. We all hung out in the kitchen just standing and sitting and eating and drinking and apparently wishing I HAD got the wine (I didn’t want there to be a lot of leftover wine…what the hell would I do with leftover wine??…Sean reassured me that wouldn’t have been a problem LOL) so I kicked myself and said next time I’ll get the wine. I’m SORRY.

But this morning…I decided there is nothing better than cookie party leftovers for breakfast.

It’s okay, I’m eating what I made…I’m not stupid…I made several options for myself

I made pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting and these were the most successful…also…shout out to Pinterest…it saved me.

Super-Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze | #glutenfree

recipe courtesy of Amy in the Kitchen

I also made pumpkin bread (see a theme here?)  and it really is delicious…

Best Ever Pumpkin Loaf

Recipe courtesy of Sweet Phi …I added chocolate chips to some. I obviously didn’t eat any of those loaves.

And finally I made Marshmallows dipped in caramel, chocolate and sea salt. I can’t find it anywhere on Pinterest. I definitely don’t think I came up on that one on my own so I figure…No clues. But these are a great substitute and are adorable…

CANDY CANE MARSHMALLOW POPS... Stick a mini candy cane into the large marshmallow. Dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate, allow excess chocolate to drip off, then roll into the crushed candy cane. Place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and allow to set ~Then hook on your favorite mug and enjoy!:

courtesy of


So here’s the update. Being glutened affects everyone differently and it really makes me super achy. Between that and my leg still being tweaky I’m going to go to my chiropractor today. I haven’t been to see Dr. Otto in a long time because I have a love hate relationship with my insurance and switching three times in six weeks gave me insurance PTSD but I think I just need to go and see if I feel better.

I don’t know why the cookies aren’t helping. 🙁

Meanwhile, I’m going to do some yoga stretches this morning and some foam rolling to see if it helps.

Also, I could use a nap.

Anybody else tired? Just me? hm…


MT and I are off to Christmas shop and spend the day together. Bonus for me.


Run on…

4 Replies to “Cookies are the great equalizer.”

  1. Your recipes look awesome! Yay 🙂 And cookie parties are fabulous. So happy you had a nice time.

    (My cookies this season were gluten-free cranberry bliss bars and white-chocolate covered peppermint Jo-Jos 🙂 )

    1. The pumpkin cookies were pretty amazing. I may have to have more of those.

      The cranberry bliss bars sound SO GOOD> I might need that recipe.

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