Welcome to Cookie Madness!
Thanks for visiting. I’m Anna, and Cookie Madness is a blog I’ve been maintaining since 2005. I started it as a distraction from some unpleasant things — baking therapy some might say. The goal at first was to post one cookie recipe a day, but I realized early on I needed to broaden the scope and expanded to cookies, cakes, pies and all kinds of bread.
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. At present, 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.
Another thing you should know is that this blog has been around for a while. I started it when my daughter was a preschooler. She’s now in college. Many of the 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 and it’s the only sentence on the page with an outdated link.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 kind of thing, 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 button near the top right column of the 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.
My New Amazon Store
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.