The Great Cookie Klatch


No, I’ve never heard of a klatch before either.

But when I looked it up last week after receiving an invitation to the above office event, I immediately dug the idea. After all, who doesn’t love an informal gathering, as for conversation?

For my cookie contribution, I used a recipe from a Mrs. Field’s cookbook that I’ve had forever (I think I stole it from my mom). Although I’ve tried a couple of the book’s other concoctions – with varying degrees of success – I’d never attempted the classic Blue-Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Unlike the delectable, store-baked Mrs. Fields, these didn’t turn out so great. They had a good, chewy consistency (I finally got the butter part right!), but the taste was a bit off. I think there was too much brown sugar.

Other klatch batches included:

  • Holiday shaped sugar cookies
  • Other chocolate chip cookies
  • Peanut butter-chocolate fudge
  • Linzer tort cookies
  • Butter cookies topped with cream cheese icing and red sugar
  • Pizzels
  • Key lime cheesecake squares

Needless to say, the afternoon sugar rush had me working at not-quite-full mental capacity. And I’ll tell you what: the employee handbook doesn’t quite cover this dilemma.


One response to “The Great Cookie Klatch

  1. Ooh, those are the best! The cookie exchanges, that is. I wish that I still worked for a company that allowed its employees to do that kind of fun stuff. 🙂 The best was one year when one of our first-gen Italian girls brought her family’s biscotti. Talk about good.

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