You’ve seen these before. They’re seven-layer cookies, also known as magic bars. I usually only make them around Christmastime because they seem too decadent otherwise, but I had another occasion come up this time.
Susan over at She’s Becoming DoughMESStic has started Operation Baking GALS, where people can send baked goods to support and boost the morale of our troops abroad. The first destination: Iraq. The mission: to bombard our soldiers with deliciousness. I can just hear you all saying, “Why do they need a morale boost? Aren’t things going great in Iraq?” The answer is no. They are not. Cookies probably won’t help, but it’s a start.
I come from a military family myself, and, in fact, represent the first generation that was too scared to join the armed forces (I like to take my jabs from a safe distance). So this is my way of saying thanks. I chose seven-layer cookies for three reasons: because they’re delicious, they travel well, and seemingly nothing can destroy them. Not bombs. Not anything. Maybe if we build a very tall wall of seven-layer cookies around our troops, we won’t lose any more.
I'm a little late getting these out since I was away last weekend, but something tells me we’ll still be over there. Want to send your own package of goodies? Find out how you can get involved here.