I have had the oven going nearly all day today and was taunted by the divine smell of freshly baked cookies all day long. I am involved in The Great Cookie Giveaway for all the teachers and staff at primary schools in east Auckland, to say thanks for the hard work they do for the children and community. I pledged to bake 100 cookies and then just cook the rest from the frozen Mrs Higgins cookie dough that had been donated. I made Afghans, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Shortbread and then the Mrs Higgins Raspberry and White Chocolate. The Shortbread and Afghan recipes were from NZ’s great favourite, Edmonds Cookbook! Tomorrow we are assembling them all into gift packs and then delivering them to the schools the day after. It is a lot of work when you can only fit a small amount of cookies on one tray.