May 2015 Wrap-Up

may-2015-wrap-up-1So yeah, it’s June 4 and I’ve just realized that I never put together my month-end wrap-up for May. If that tells you anything about my life.

It appears I am vastly more protective of my down time than I imagined I would be. I’m pretty sure that makes me lazy, but I don’t care. I’ll just be lazy. I will.

Lazy with cookies, though.  Who’s with me?

My favorite recipe of the month was the Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cake. Seriously, it was even tastier than I expected it to be. I love when that happens. I think the reader favorite this month was the Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops. Not that I blame you, they are totally fun!


We started off the month with the Cookie of the Month. This month’s cookies were all about chocolate chips, and I decided these cookie pops were the way to celebrate. I think they make super cute gifts and party favors. Plus, it gives you an excuse to eat two, because as any toddler knows, when you have a treat on a stick, you need one in each hand.


The Lizard brought me this fun recipe for Chocolate Torte from school. He absolutely loved making it, and has made it about 3 or 4 times in the 6 weeks he’s had the recipe. He even made a butterscotch version, which was pretty darn good, if I say so myself. It’s basically a really rich and dense cake, and it’s ah-mazing with whipped cream and fresh berries.


May 15 was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. I assume you celebrated privately? I celebrated by putting together a big-old list of chocolate chip cookie recipes on this site for you to have fun with. You might notice a chocolate chip theme to this whole month, honestly.


Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins are up next. This is one of those cases where I realized I had some fun and fancy muffin recipes (like this TO DIE FOR zucchini muffin) but I had neglected to post a good, basic chocolate chip muffin recipe. Consider this situation rectified.


I participated in Triscuit’s campaign to put 3 things on a cracker. I wanted mine to be tropical, maybe because I had just returned from a quick trip to California, and was dying to return. I topped my crackers with pineapple, coconut, and cream cheese. Get the details here.


My sister’s contribution to the blog this month had a chocolate chip theme to it too. She made these awesome 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies, which she topped with chopped dark chocolate. Because WHY NOT?


My last recipe for May was a Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cake, which my son requested for his birthday this year. He wanted something topped with berries, and this really did the trick. You guys know how much I adore a buttermilk cake by now, right?


Wondering what to expect in June?  Well… there might be even more chocolate chips. One can never have too many, right?  And it will probably be a slow month here on the blog, since my family has got all kinds of things going on, which has pushed blogging down my long list of priorities, unfortunately. But never fear, I am not gone forever, and the blog will continue to churn out new fun and easy dessert recipes for you to try.

In the meantime, I’m always open to suggestion. You tell me… what would you like to see on Jen’s Favorite Cookies in the future?  Leave me a comment below!


See what else you missed in recent months!



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