Welcome to Cookie Madness!
Thanks for visiting. I’m Anna and I maintain Cookie Madness. This is a baking blog I started in 2005 as a distraction from some stressful health issues. Back then I made one small goal, which was to post a cookie recipe a day. And I did! I’ve since taken many cookie recipes down or moved them around, as my earlier posts were hastily typed and rambly (as are some of my newer posts, but I’m working on it). Like everybody else, I look back at posts and cringe, but I’m grateful for the friends I’ve made through this blog. Thank you to everyone who has left a comment or emailed.
Baking Blog or Chocolate Chip Cookie Blog?
Even after all this time my favorite things to bake are chocolate chip cookies. If I could tear down Cookie Madness and do a blog on chocolate chip cookie recipes I would, but it hasn’t come to that yet. After chocolate chip cookies, my second favorite thing to make is yeast bread. I am not a very patient baker, so most of my favorite yeast bread recipes are ones that can be done in a few hours. At present I am
obsessed with making homemade seed breads like Dave’s Killer and the Marathon Bread from Wegmans learning to make good gluten-free yeast bread (9/2022). I’m still new to gluten-free so I haven’t posted many gluten-free yeast bread recipes, but they are challenging and fun.
Cookie Madness is a hobby, and I am definitely a home baker/curious cook rather than a chef. Most of my “training” comes from the huge library of cookbooks I’ve carried through our many moves. There was more than one point in life when I sold all my furniture and most possessions except for boxes and boxes of cookbooks which somehow made it to the next destination. All the cookbooks now live in Raleigh, NC. They seem to like it here. Just for fun, I created a Pinterest board with the cookbooks I use most often. It needs updating.
Many of the cookie recipes have photos that desperately need to be updated. I’m slowly updating the photos, as well as blog posts where I said something like “Check out this recipe!” and it’s the only sentence on the page with an outdated link. These days we have Twitter and Instagram for that, but back then it was a web log.
Also, apologies in advance for all the exclamation points I use (!) I am trying to cut back on the “emphasis added”, but it’s difficult because to me they convey enthusiasm, and I really love baking. So honestly, if you don’t see enough exclamation points then something is probably wrong.
Thanks again for visiting Cookie Madness. The best way to find what you need is to just type your query into the search box near the top right column of the Cookie Madness home page. Alternatively, you can email me at anna at cookiemadness dot net and I’ll email you back a recommendation. You can also contact me through the comment section, as all comments are approved before posting.
Over the years I’ve mentioned products I use for recipes including types of ingredients, scales, bakeware, appliances, cleaning products and packaging materials. I’m currently working on an Amazon Store and would love for you to take a look around. As an affiliate, I earn a small commission on purchases, so thank you very much in advance if you choose to make a purchase through the link.