This Week...Cookies

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This Week...Cookies

Every year we know that this is going to happen...Thanksgiving comes (always on a Thursday) and then BAM! We realize that we have just a few more weeks until Christmas.



You can’t be a smart cookie if you have a crumbly attitude.



You’d think we’d have learned by now but no...we don’t. Well, there are "the exceptions.
I know without even asking that a good friend of mine has had all of her gifts purchased and wrapped by the end of the summer.


People have got to learn: if they don`t have cookies in the cookie jar, they can`t eat cookies.  Suze Orman 

I do have gifts that are tucked away in my closet (not yet wrapped because I don’t like to wrap) and decorations are up.

They`re the cookies we smelled as kids, the ones we first learned to make as teenagers and the ones we may have burned in college when we learned that combining baking and drinking presents certain challenges. 

 Rebecca Firth 

However, I read that today is National Cookie Day so the push is on to get some cookies made. Last year, Larry and I baked all sorts of cookies and had so much fun making them. It put us in the holiday spirit. 


Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o`clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.  Barbara Jordan 


Have a Milk and Cookies Weekend!



Comments (37)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

As a child, I remember always looking forward to the box of cookies sent to me by my great aunt 3 weeks before Christmas

Dec 04, 2021 09:25 AM
Aura Alex
Co-Founder, CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Transaction Management Services

Hi, Kathy Streib - I used to bake cookies at the open house earlier in my real estate career; how things have changed today! No more baking cookies to catch the "sweet-tooth" potential buyers. I love your post! Have a wonderful "cookie" weekend!  :)

Dec 04, 2021 10:15 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy my wife makes fudge (she makes the best fudge) this time of year to give to close friends.  It has gotten to the point now that the children of these close family's, especially those who come home from college for the holidays, are now requesting their own box to take back to school with them.☺️

Dec 04, 2021 12:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England  Too funny!!!!  With the supply chain being what it is...don't expect them until Valentine's Day.

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty one of my favorite gifts I ever received was when I was in my first apartment. My friends mother brought me a big plate of homemade Christmas cookies. I will always remember that.

Dec 04, 2021 01:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti snow???!!! Perfect for homemade cookies and hot chocolate!

Michael Jacobs I also have to get started on my holiday carrot raisin cakes!!!  I usually make a dozen or more of them. 

Dec 04, 2021 01:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Oh...I have so many fun memories of those cookie exchanges!!!  Fortunately, we have enough friends and family that are more than happy to be the recipients of our baking efforts!!! LOL

Grant Schneider I'm waiting on some special edible glitter to decorate some of our cookies. 

Dec 04, 2021 01:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I get it!!! Larry likes to say...if you don't like it, don't waste the calories.  We love the spritz cookies!

Will Hamm I bet you'll be doing some baking!!!

Dec 04, 2021 01:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS same here!!!!  One of my good friends told me recently that she remembered that when she would visit our house, my mother always had several cookie jars of homemade cookies. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker Larry does the cutout sugar cookies because I'm awful with a rolling pin!!! LOL  Hope you make a dozen or more!

Dec 04, 2021 01:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley Yea to Chef Dolores!!!  

Rocky Dickerson now those are the kind of memories that are everlasting. 

Dec 04, 2021 01:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Aura Alex I can remember people would suggest that or having cinnamon sticks simmering on the stove!!!   

Dec 04, 2021 01:29 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib thank you for the great post for always good to have cookies available.

Dec 04, 2021 02:02 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Next week, I will start making the homemade German Chocolate cookies that are only made during the holidays. It is such a fun thing to give to people, Kathy. The quotes about the cookie jar says it all about our industry!

Dec 04, 2021 06:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I got so bad at leaving the cookie jar empty, that I finally stored the jar out in the garage.

Dec 04, 2021 06:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I love cookies, do not bake them but I know of three fantastic bakeries I keep financially well:) on a serious note loved the quotes, Endre

Dec 04, 2021 11:58 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
The only time I remember having cookies as a kid was at Christmastime when my Aunt baked an interesting variety. I do love cookies and I used to make cookies occasionally because my husband loved them. Of course, I ate some with him to be a good sport. LOL  I don't bake now unless I am going to take it somewhere. Too tempting and my willpower wanes very easily.

Dec 05, 2021 04:51 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I used to call myself the original Cookie Monster Kathy Streib 

I loved cookies ... all kinds of cookies. Baking cookies and cakes were therapy for me for years. I so enjoyed baking. Took me out of the daily stress of corporate America. 

Enjoy baking cookies with Larry. 

Dec 05, 2021 11:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's definitely a cookie time of year, Kathy! We made our annual tradition of cookies with 2 of the grandkids the Saturday after Thanksgiving (the dough was made the Wednesday before). We ended up with around 17 dozen! Lots of eating ahead even with giving away a good number fo our daughters' and their families.


Dec 05, 2021 12:18 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I think I am past buying presents at Christmas, with the exception of my mom.  It's a relief to not have to get out there and buy, buy, buy.  Just in line for a decoation the other day I thought I would have a nervous breakdown.  The retail hysteria is insane this time of year.

Dec 06, 2021 10:10 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Oh no, now I cannot stop thinking about cookies! Sure hope my clients remember to share some with me. Love this post, your quotes, and you!

Dec 06, 2021 08:07 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

All my presents are wrapped and ready! Well, except for two that still haven't arrived yet...due this week.

I haven't baked any cookies in quite awhile, but I do have mini pumpkin pies in the freezer and some apple crisp in the fridge I made yesterday!

Dec 07, 2021 01:55 PM