Chocolate Chip Cookies and Christmas in July?

Apparently summer is half over and that means stores are filling their shelves with Autumn decorations, school supplies and early Christmas bargains…. Really? Because my calendar says Summer doesn’t end until late September and the heat isn’t going to break until October 31st and which point – yes – it will be winter.


I get that the kids go back to school soon and maybe that is the unofficial end to summer, but Christmas deals? WTF? I read a report yesterday that major stores like Target and Best Buy will be advertising Christmas in July to help “loosen some purse strings.” Sure enough, this morning Amazon started their Gold Box deal of the day which is normally reserved for Black Friday through the holidays.


Don’t get me wrong, I am fanatical about Christmas, but if its Christmas in your face all year long, it wont be as special when you wake up on that crisp December morning. Nothing any store can do will take that feeling away from me. For now, I’ll put my blinders on and get back in the kitchen.


Inspired by Christmas in July:


Besides the occasional gift here and there, what do you guys think? Christmas in July a commercial win for the holiday season or epic fail and attempt to make us all Burger Mister Mister Burgers?


  1. Yum! I don’t do much baking over the summer, but I keep seeing tempting recipes! I like that this recipe uses more chocolate chips than the standard recipe. :)

    I’ve heard that you can shape the dough into balls, freeze them, then bag them for future use. I haven’t tried it, but it sounds like a great tip. How many times would it be fun to have just a few fresh-baked cookies?

  2. Yumm! I love chocolate chip cookies! Also I couldn’t agree with you more on the craziness of Christmas in July! They really are trying to overdue the holiday! Visiting from Tasty Tuesday’s!

  3. Yummy, my favorite!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Actually, gold box deals didn’t just start. They go on every single day and not just on Black Friday through the holidays.

  5. Can never have too many cookie recipes. These look perfect. Thanks for sharing and linkin up with tasty tuesdays!

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