Well, the bambino had his first day in kindergarten today. It was bittersweet. He was already somewhat chipper and ready to participate when they lined all the kids up, although I think for a little while he was a little hesitant about it all. But he was smiling when we tearfully exited his classroom, so I knew he’d be fine. It helped that there was a meeting for the parents right after school started, so I could compose myself. Still, once I dropped Jay off at work (I took the day off), I came home and promptly got to work on a couple baking projects, the first being Nutella Sandwich Cookies.
I’ve made these before, but it’s been a long while. They’re always a hit when I make them, and this time around, a batch is for an old blog friend’s belated birthday. Eugene and I became friends back at Blog City (as did Sacha and I). Like Sacha, we’ve never met in person, but have kept in touch over the years. He jokingly suggested I send him some desserts, and while I haven’t yet figured out how to ship cupcakes in the mail, I CAN mail cookies! And Nutella is loved by virtually everyone (I know, there are people out there who don’t like chocolate and wouldn’t eat Nutella, but I imagine they’re few and far between), so it was the perfect excuse for making Nutella Sandwich Cookies again.
Happy belated birthday, Eugene!