Nestle Toll House refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough for pretty much
forever and yet I never even looked at them twice in the supermarket because
never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that they were kosher.
It seems that my wildest dreams have come true. And every person that I have
mentioned this to since I came home from Shoprite the other morning has either
laughed at me or looked at me like I was crazy. Or both. Usually both.
My question though, is this: Why, oh why, has no one ever bothered to tell
me that this amazing food product has become kosher?! Am I really the last to
I have very clear memories of being a little girl and watching a commercial
for ready-to-bake cookies. I can still see the girl surprising her mom by coming
home from college for the holidays a day early and her mom hugging her in the
entryway of their beautiful home. The story then switches to the two of them in
the kitchen, sharing memories and putting the cookies in the oven. They smile at
each other as the cookies bake. And even though they both wear a size two, I
just know that they will sit and eat all those cookies together as it starts to
Ahh, memories. And another commerical. Cue the emotional music as the little girl
comes to visit her grandma's house and together they put on aprons. It goes without
saying that the grandma keeps a child sized apron and a set of size small
oven mitts in her kitchen especially for her beloved grandchild.
Together, they slide the cookie trays into the preheated oven and watch through
the oven window as the cookies bake and get bigger and yummier by the second.
And then that little dough boy comes out and they poke him and laugh and sing
the best part of waking up is Folger's in your cup...*
Okay, wait, I just might be mixing commercial memories here a little. But so
what? I have always ALWAYS wanted to bake these cookies. And now we will. My
kids have only a half day of school today for reasons that I do not fully
understand, and so this will be the first of our afternoon activities. It's not
snowing out, just raining, so that will have to do. But we can certainly all put
on aprons and play some music in the background. And we will for sure be standing
in front of the oven window watching the cookies bake. And then we will all hug
and smile at each other.
And the most definite thing that we'll do? We're gonna eat all the
cookies. Go ahead and judge me, but really, I checked that little package. There
aren't that many servings in one thing of cookie dough and we're six people...
*So yeah, about old commercials, Do you remember that Folger's coffee commercial where the whole family is home for the holidays, except for one son?
And we understand this even though there is no dialogue in the commercial because the older woman, the mom of all the grown children in the scene, holds his
framed photo in her hands and looks at her husband with sad eyes.
Then they all go to bed. And then super early the next morning that son sneaks
into the house with a bag full of presents which he leaves in the living room
and goes into the kitchen to start the coffee for everyone. And the yummy smell of the coffee wafts up the stairs and wakes the mom up and she comes downstairs and they cry happy tears and drink coffee together. That just always gets me all teary-eyed. And even though that mom
looks like she knows how to bake from scratch, you just know that they are going
to be baking some cookies from refrigerated cookie dough later that day. I
just love the holidays. Don't you?