I have to admit I just cannot find a recipe for the chocolate chip cookie of my dreams....gooey and chocolatey. Mine tend to be cakey. Edible but not my ideal.
The cookies I make that he loves are my basic no bakes, my Cape Cod cookie and my special lemon curd cookie.
The Cape Cod is like every cookie rolled into one. I've doctored it a bit and made it my own but overall it has molasses, oatmeal, raisins, craisins, chocolate chips, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves.
And it is ZOMG!
He LIKES that one but he goes insane for the lemon curd cookies that also do double duty as black currant thumbprints as well.
Simple little butter cookie with the thumbprint baked in and then filled with lemon curd and topped with a Morello cherry from Trader Joe's. He can't control himself when I make those so I try to do it mostly when he isn't around and then leave some out for HIM and freeze the rest. I could laugh and say "for the next night" but, well, that's true.
I found black currant jam at Ollie's and pretty much bought all they had so when we are short on lemon curd I put the black currant in the thumbprint and it's another cookie lovers delight.
I also make pumpkin gingerbread and vegan applesauce cake which I freeze for that disastrous evening when the cookies run out. I don't just buy a bag of flour....I buy a BAG of flour.
And the most touching thing for me is how grateful he is. Even when something becomes totally FUBAR, he tells me how wonderful it is and how much he loves my cooking. And that just makes me want to cook more :-)
I just made a batch of the Cape Cods so I am going to try to clandestinely freeze them before he gets a whiff but for some reason I am not anticipating much success.