• Thin Mint Cookie Dough Sandwiches
  • Monster Cookies
  • Strawberry Crumb Bars
  • Meyer Lemon Pie Bars
  • Linzer Cookie Bars

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Nosebleeds can really interfere with your dignity.

I was teaching yesterday when all of my students started giving me this funny look. It took me a second longer to realize that blood was freely gushing out of my nose (I’m a very enthusiastic bleeder). Like the cool teacher I am, I grabbed the tissues and kept on talking about Nick and Gatsby and Daisy. But honestly, with literal blood on my hands, I don’t think I recovered very well. There went that class. I’ll do better next time.

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Now hear this: these cookies are it. As in, The One. I’d marry them if I could.

As a baking blogger, I sure eat a lot of cookies, so you can take me very seriously when I tell you that these are special. Once in a lifetime. If you ever make anything I put up here, make these! Now.

Whoops, I got kind of intense there. But I had to. You see, this recipe is something I can share with you, and I love sharing. In fact, I realized the other day that I probably balance out everything I overshare with the secrets I keep forever.

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Do you ever go overboard and then regret it?

Of course you do. We all do. It’s part of being human. And unfortunately, a necessary side effect of eating Chinese takeout.

Yesterday, Kenny happened to be near my favorite Chinese restaurant, so we got takeout. That’s pretty rare, since I cook my family dinner almost every night. I got way too excited and ordered much more food than I could actually eat without feeling totally sick in the morning. And sure enough, I think I went one or two pieces of sesame chicken too far.

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