Readers of The Monday Box may have noticed that I haven’t posted an addition to my Military Care Package series since August. There is a wonderful reason. Right as I began baking for a September care package, Paratrooper Derik sent me a facebook message with great news. His deployment ended and he was heading home! After expressing how happy I was for him, and thanking him one last time for his service, I asked Derik for a small favor. My request was that he find a new recipient for future Monday Box Military Care Packages. These Honey Graham Sandwich Cookies were baked for my new friend Soldier B.
Here is my care package resume. In the last three years I have shipped a lot of cookies. Every week a box or two, filled with cookies baked with Monday Box love, embark on journeys short (Chicago, next day) and long (Afghanistan, 8 days plus). I have been blogging about my adventures in cookie travel for over two years. That’s a lot of cookie recipes. So my dilemma, when faced with choosing a recipe for this week’s Cookie Month ’14 theme, Best Shipping Cookies, was which to choose out of the many worthy candidates. The winner is Maple Biscotti.
This week, the Cookie Month ’14 bloggers are sharing recipes for cookies that are their family favorites. My contribution is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pillow Cookies, with options for white flour, whole wheat, and gluten free versions.
At this moment, I have an absurd amount of flour in my kitchen. There may be more than forty pounds. Absurd even for a baking blogger. My canisters were already filled with a variety of flours (all-purpose, bread, cake, self-rising) when my Cookie Month goodies arrived from Bob’s Red Mill.