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.