Monday, March 30, 2009

How do you say "thank you"?

Recently, I've been thanking the ones close to me with these decadent chocolate toffee cookies I first saw on Smitten Kitchen. But that made me wonder, how do YOU thank the people near you, whether it's your landlord for fixing your backed up kitchen sink on Thanksgiving or your favorite baby sitter for agreeing to take care your kids three nights in a row. If you want to give them an extra special thank you, do you bake something, cut roses from your garden or buy a small gift at your favorite boutique (like Target)?

For me, it's almost always baking. Sometimes it's killer chocolate cake or brownies. Or cranberry bread. Or a very special Dorie cheesecake. This weekend it was these delectable cookies. One bite and you'll be hooked. I used Skor bars this weekend and much preferred them to the Heath bars I've used in the past.

Please weigh in on how you say 'thank you' when the words alone don't seem adequate? Feel free to include or link to recipes! And if you can think of a way I can thank Deb Perelman, the force behind Smitten Kitchen, for all of the joy, good food and inspiration she has given me, I'd love to hear that too.

6 comments:

Gabe's Girl said...

I usually thank them with baked goodies too. Usually, cookies and mini muffins. I love the way the chocolate toffee cookies look! They are gorgeous.

Flourchild said...

I love these cookies..yummy! I love to give my baked goods away!

Jessica said...

I don't have a foolproof "thank you" recipe. I wish that I did so I am definitely going to make a mental note of these cookies. Ever since I joined TWD those treats are usually my "thank you" gifts.

Pamela said...

I don't think anything says thank you quite like something home made. A gift card sure is nice every once in a while, and a note of thanks is always a sure thing. But a fresh baked plate of cookies or cake?? Nothing better! :o)

n.o.e said...

We use Dorie's World Peace Cookies, but yours look delicious, so I'm off to grab that recipe.
Nancy

Mary said...

I make the Foster's Market Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe or make my own bread to say thank you...I save the World Peace cookies for when I really mess up big time!