Baking for hubby's co-workers

United States
February 2, 2009 7:45am CST
Last week I made chocolate chocolate chip cookies, and hubby decided to bring a dozen of them into work with him. He says the folks at work are often bringing in homemade things to share, and he decided it was his turn. Apparently my cookies were a huge hit. One of the coporate big wigs was in the store that day, and he ate 6 cookies himself! He asked the manager to take them away because he couldn't stop himself from eating them all. My husband's partner also loved the cookies. He'd tried my cookies before too. Sometimes when hubby's on the road he'll stop home for a bite to eat (his partner usually waiting in the truck), and if I have cookies in the house, he'll leave with a handful of them. The previous week I'd made peanut butter chip cookies with tiny reese's pieces in them. Well, when hubby brought the chocolate chocolate chip cookies into work, his partner said jokingly "I don't know which were better, these ones or the reese's, she'll have to make a batch of both so I can decide which are better" Today my husband brought in a dozen chocolate mint cookies. I can't wait to see what his coworkers think of them. Does it please you when others outside of your family enjoy your baking? Do you look forward to baking for them again? Do you bring your baked goods into work, or send them with your spouse to work?
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Feb 09
What a compliment to you!!! You must be a very good baker. I do like making cookies for others...at Christmas I always bring a big plate full to work...I also like to bake Oatmeal scotchies for my son..they are his favorite. My little granddaughter who is three loves making cutout cookies and we will be doing Valentines ones soon.....but it's nice to share your expertise with others..and I bet it makes your husband very proud of you!
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• United States
2 Feb 09
I haven't tried the oatmeal scotchies, but I've seen the recipe on the back of some baking chips... perhaps the butterscotch kind (I'm assuming that's why they're scotchies) so I might try them soon. I was also planning on trying some cut outs for Valentine's day, but I haven't figured out exactly how to do that. The only cut outs I've done in the past are the ones you buy the sheets of dough. Well they taste awful, so I'm not doing that again. I'll have to find a good recipe (unless you'd like to share yours!).
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Oatmeal Scothcies is what Santa got this past Christmas. The kids loved them too.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
2 Feb 09
I do not really bake that often to be honest, I guess I can be pretty lazy in that respect and I can bake. Cakes are my best thing though, I cannot bake a cookie to save my life they never come out right!! You could turn your cookies into a sideline and sell them!! I reckon that people would buy them off you!!
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• United States
2 Feb 09
I've certainly entertained that idea, but never seriously. I personally don't believe my baking is good enough to earn money, you know, plus I have to worry about things like what if someone gets sick off my cookies, and things like that. I wouldn't even know where to begin attempting to earn money off my baking. I suppose if someone who actually tried one of my cookies suggested the idea to me, I might think more seriously about it, until then it will just be a fantasy that will doubtfully ever be fulfilled.
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
3 Feb 09
well i think they have a great affection for both of you...yes it does makes some kind of satisfaction when someone appriciates you on your cooking or things like that. it makes you feel good, comfortable and also confident. i love cookies thats a different thing that everytime i want to eat a cookie have to go to stores...:)
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@rsa101 (15483)
• Quezon City, Philippines
3 Feb 09
Wow! you must be a good cookie baker in there. Well it might be that you can sell this thing and may just be your lucky break. I think you have proven it to your husband's office that your cookie is a hit why not make some money out of it might help you with your finances.
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• United States
3 Feb 09
i love when people enjoy my baking! i used to live next door to my boyfriend, who lived with 5 other guys. it seemed like everything i made, they loved. i'm sure a lot of it may have had something to do with the fact that we were in college and anything homemade was like heaven to those boys, but it still made me feel great when they would compliment my cooking or put in a special request. i use the phrase "food is love" to describe cooking and baking for others - it's such a great feeling to be able to give others something you made, and it's especially wonderful when they can't seem to get enough of it! sounds like you must have some yummy recipes and excellent baking skills! good to hear you've been getting the recognition you deserve :)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Well I really enjoy it when others outside of my family enjoy my cooking or baking. It makes me feel like a good cook and makes me feel appreciated. I think that its cool when you know your food or cooking is edible and not bad tasting like some sort of harmful waste.Hope this helps.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I like it when people enjoy my baking. I used to bring things in for my employees all the time when I was a manager at a Taco Bell/Pizza Hut. I would either make the cookies beofre I went in or I would turn on the pizza oven while I was doing the deposit and bake some fresh right there at work. I would just bring in the dough from home.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
2 Feb 09
It is obvious to me that your husband is so very proud of your ability to bake cookies as he wants to share them at work. My mouth is salivating right now. I do not do much baking now except when all of the family are here but I should start again for the twins area t home. Obviously I bake at Christmas and I also make a very good fruit bun which we eat at Easter with cheese. This is a culture thing. The major baking that I do now is for fundraising at Church. We bake and sell after Church each Sunday for some cause or another and we take turns. It is really a social occasion for people to chat to each other and get to know each other better as well as a fundraising. Soft drinks, water and coffee are sold to. I usually make chocolate chips cookies and these sell well. Good post
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 Feb 09
It does please me and so I use holidays for this. I cram my goodies at every vody! lol
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
21 Feb 09
LOL Oh yeah. If someone braggs about my cooking or baking I will cook/bake my heart out. LOL I used to make filled donuts and my husband would take them to work. He said the employees spent more time around thim than ever before. LOL He loved the attention and I love the bragging on my food.
@JFinley (44)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Do you give out your recipes? I love trying out new dessert recipes.
@GreenMoo (11842)
4 Feb 09
Occassionally I bake for the neighbours, to say thankyou for some favour or other. The last time I did it was at Christmas when I did traditional Christmas cake. I don't know whether people were just being polite, but they all seemed to enjoy it and it did make me feel rather proud. I often give jars of jam to people as thankyous. I enjoy making jam far more than I enjoy baking.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I love when people outside my family enjoy stuff I make. At my husbands old job the guy he worked with loved my no bakes. He said his wife's were terrible lol. He even paid me $20 to get the stuff and make him a huge batch of them. My husband is at a new job now and so far I haven't sent anything in. I probably should, maybe it will score him some points lol.
@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
3 Feb 09
I do not bring my cooked stuff for my co workers and neither my husbands brings for his co workers but one thing i know is that i am very good in cooking.I put my heart and mind into it.Whenever i make something,it is appreciated by everyone in our household.We had a small function at our home a few days back and i prepared the food myself.Everyone liked my food and appreciated it.My husband just adores me for this. Yes adulation always encourages you to try out new things.
@mjanne (251)
• China
2 Feb 09
Yes, I like to send my baked goods to work too, as well as send them with my hubby. I am very happy when they enjoy my cookies. And I am sure your hubby's co-workers will like your cookies. I am also very happy when I saw my family handful with my goods. Happy cooking.
2 Feb 09
I wish I could bake nice cookies but that has never been my strong point. I live in a small village on an island and evryone cooks for everyone its fab. My partner was extreamly (we nearly lost him) Thank the lord he survived and when he came home he could not eat anything to heavy but needed to build his strengh up one of the villager made him real from scratch soup, full of goodness, makes you feel great to be in such a community. A friend helped another old guy move some furniture and he made him a pot of curry to take home to say thankyou. At Christmas lots of villagers do homemade sweets and cookies and pass them out instead of buying presents I think its all great.:)x
• United States
2 Feb 09
I love to cook and bake and I love it when anyone enjoys the things I make. My husband often goes to a card shop where thay have magic tournament and he takes my treats there. The guys there are exstatic when they find out he has goodies. I always can't wait to hear their reviews on my baking. I'll often bake a few different items for him to take there. sometimes he has to make a couple of trips to the car just to load them in. Around christmas time I really go nuts. I make goodies for everyone, my work, my husbands work, his card shop and my family members. So to answer your question, yes I enjoy the pleasure others get from my baking.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I send stuff into work with my husband occasionally. He's diabetic and really shouldn't eat all those goodies. So there is one recipe that uses very little sugar and then some apple sauce to sweeten it. It is a nut and spice quick bread. Everyone loves it. My recipe was in the cookbook that his office prints up to sell in the community (he works at a newspaper). I also make chocolate chip banana bread (not diabetic) that everyone loves! I love doing the baking and generally my hubby brings them in himself. I also send crafts that I've made to sell at Christmas time.