Things I Love: Homemade Cookies

This week is a week I’ve been waiting on for months.

It’s vacation week!


Nick and I haven’t been on an actual vacation in 3 or 4 years – it’s wayyyyy past time to make that up.

We’re not going anywhere exotic and we don’t even get an entire week off, but it’s going to be fantastic. 5 days at the beach with our families – no agendas, no alarm clocks (besides the nephews), no worries. I’ve got books ready to read, a bathing suit ready to break in, and naps to be had.


I didn’t think that vacation week would mean cookies…but Nick and I got a request on the phone today from our nephew for cookies, so we may be making a batch in a couple of days, just for him.

You really can’t say no that face, can you? I can’t.


Cookies are a really big deal in this house.

They’re the #1 dessert choice, all the time, so finding new cookie mix-ins and flavors is one thing I’m always working on. Classic chocolate chip will probably always be the top choice, but we have fun trying new cookies  – no bakes, frozen bites, cookie cakes, triple chip…you name it, we’ve had it.


Vacation week or not, baking a fresh batch of cookies is always a good idea. Your house will smell delicious, your family will love you, or you can give them away and make some new friends. Everyone loves cookies.

Here are some of our favorites – what’s your favorite cookie?


Frozen Whole Wheat Monster Cookie Dough Bites

Brownie Cookies

Coconut Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Whole Wheat Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Cookies

Browned Butter, Butterscotch, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Molasses Cream Pie Cookies

Triple Chip Brown Butter Cookies

Brown Butter Pudding Cookies

Brown Butter Blondies

Oatmeal and Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies



  1. Oh man, all of these pictures are making me REALLY want a cookie!

  2. Have a great vacation!

  3. Have a wonderful vacation! I certainly hope you packed all of these cookies to enjoy for the week. :)

  4. We’re definitely on the same page. Cookies rule my world. They’re just so comforting, am I right?

  5. Cookies are my favorite baked goodie to make! Everyone loves ’em :) Have a great vaca! I hope you have some cookies in your suitcase. :-D

  6. Enjoy your vacation! Cookies sound fantastic… as do naps :)

  7. Have a most fabulous vacation!!! Sounds like heaven :) As do all of those cookies!

  8. have a fabulous vacation!! i really don’t know if i can choose a favorite cookie… does it have to be just one? :)

  9. Cookies should definitely be part of vacation! I hope you have a fun and relaxing time!

  10. what do you know, i love homemade cookies, too. yum. have fun!

  11. Yay for vacay! And cookies!!

  12. These look ridiculous!! I almost drooled on my keyboard. Have fun away from the daily grind :)

  13. Oh boy look at all those cookies! I need to make some homemade ones asap when get back to the states! I’ve only been eating packaged Peruvian ones and Oreos since I got to Peru! I just want chocolate chip cookie!

  14. Have fun on your vacation week chica! Sounds like you really deserve it!! I want all of these cookies. Now.

  15. Mmmmmm…. Cookies….

    Have fun at the beach with the fam!

  16. Homemade cookies are the BEST! Have a wonderful time!

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