Meet “The Cookie Lady.” Hair as red as my best friend Jenny’s face when we used to talk about the boys she loved in 6th grade. A rip in her matching red dress that ever-so-delicately held itself together on her right bosom.

“The Cookie Lady.”

Speaking in a tone that sounded like she was going to rip someone’s face off if they continued to breathe at that irrational and inappropriate level, but saying words that couldn’t contradict the sentiment more.

“The Cookie Lady.”

A woman who tracks the people who do nice things for her and spends countless hours baking love into bars and cookies.

An inspirational character.

I would like to take a lesson from “The Cookie Lady.”

For my next MackEvent, I think we should all bake a box of cookies for someone who has done something nice for us and leave it, unsuspecting, on their doorstep.

Document yourself during the process and share it with me!

“The Cookie Lady.”
-sigh-

Add yours Comments – 43

  • Le Amazing Mari

    on July 19, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    O hai there new blog!

  • alphakitty

    on July 19, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    the cookie lady, and people like her, renew my faith in humanity. such true generosity. pure in spirit.

  • taylor nikole

    on July 19, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    oh yay speaking of which!
    I’ve been craving cookie dough πŸ™‚
    might as well make some cookies !
    ohh how i love your mack events
    they make me happy, smile, and feel a little more productive πŸ™‚
    *SMILESSS*
    <3 taylor nikole

  • Allie

    on July 19, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    That is too much fun! She seems like such a jovial person! And it’s so awesome how she’s making the world a nicer place one cookie at a time! (It reminds me of the character Ana Pascal in Stranger than Fiction…love line she says: “I just figured if I was going to make the world a better place I would do it with cookies”)

    Also, I can’t wait to bake my box of cookies! I love baking. πŸ˜€ In New York I used to bake about a double batch of cookies a day and me and my friends would hand them out on the subway! It was soooo much fun, and this will bring back those great memories!

  • Tabby

    on July 19, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Me like cookie lady to….(elmo/ cookie monster wana be)lol

  • Tabby

    on July 19, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    If i am nice, would u send me some cookies as well ? =P

  • taylor nikole

    on July 20, 2008 at 12:10 am

    hahah tabby id make a box just for you! πŸ™‚
    then secretly send them to you?

  • Aileen

    on July 20, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Lime Drops, huh… Those sound delicious. A nice detour from the more traditional lemon drops. I wonder if she has chocolate chip pumpkin cookies.

  • Lydia

    on July 20, 2008 at 1:23 am

    What a sweet and joyous lady!

    I can’t bake though but it’s a good idea.

    It’s nice to see that in a world that seems increasingly vicious and judgmental, there are really genuinely kind and generous people.

  • Sterling

    on July 20, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Thanks for sharing this character of a lady. It’s great to see everyday people with so much personality out there doing something they feel good about and making a difference. Also thanks for letting her inspire your challenge to us to do some baking and thanking. It’s amazing how just a little act of kindness like that when someone is least expecting it, can really make someone’s day, especially if it isn’t going so well.

  • Stephanie

    on July 20, 2008 at 4:46 am

    I love baking stuff so this is going to be a funn mackevent for me!
    I LOVE the cookie lady, Allison where do you find these people,
    Its like you attrect wonderfullness!

    Thank you so much for sharing,
    you’re an inspiration

  • Pospola

    on July 20, 2008 at 5:47 am

    I like the way you described The Cookie Lady πŸ™‚

    SheÒ€ℒs gorgeous! πŸ˜‰

  • Kris

    on July 20, 2008 at 6:00 am

    As I was watching the video, I thought to myself, “Holy Crap! That’s going to be me in 20 years!” Minus the red hair! And I only make 10-12 kinds of cookies at Christmas.

    I love bakiing, and grew up in my grandmother’s house, where I learned the joy of baking from scratch. I bake roughly 2000 cookies for Christmas. I think I get about 3 hours of sleep from Dec 15-Dec 25! I bring them to work for friends to take home to their families. I drop them off at friends’ houses because it makes me stop and visit with a few people I might not see as often as I should. I bring trays to any holiday party I’m invited to, and I love to do it all because people really appreciate the time and attention it requires to make them. People’s faces light up when they see a big pile of homemade cookies because it’s kind of a lost art. I don’t know many younger people who bake.

    Those of you who say they can’t bake…TRY IT!!!! It just takes a little practice, and even if the cookies don’t come out the way you want them to, people will appreciate that you tried.

  • David Hayes

    on July 20, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Oh for the day!

    Notice that the Cookie Lady said that she stood there to deliver the cookies. As much as giving a kindness without taking credit is a wonderful thing, anyone taking in cookies found at their front door without knowing the source and eating them or giving them to their family is not very wise in this day and age. You need to know and trust the source or check to see that they are factory sealed and have n ingredient list.

    Also, some ids have allergic reaction to nuts … and if they find the cookies before the parents do ….

    I live in a community where I am still comfortable enough to never lock my doors. I don’t even know where my keys are. But I don’t know if I would eat cookies left on my door step if I didn’t know the source.

  • Tabby Chapman

    on July 20, 2008 at 7:56 am

    hmm. Firstly, @Tabby up there, is there any way you can use a varied name so that people don’t think you’re me?

    Secondly, @David, that’s kind of a good point except that the joy isn’t in the eating, its in the giving. πŸ™‚ If you leave it unsuspecting, you’d never know if they ate it or not. It would just keep that smile on your face for the act that you did. If I opened up my door and found cookies, I might not eat them but I might also go “oh my god how sweet!”

  • vivianna

    on July 20, 2008 at 8:25 am

    hi allison!

    i think the cookie lady is very inspirational and i think im going to send all my friends whove done something nice for me some cookies.

    laters πŸ™‚

    ps. the episode where clark said “the crown’s mine b****” and then hit you was really funny:) oh and great acting skills

  • Aubrey

    on July 20, 2008 at 8:32 am

    It is so nice to see such wonderful people with genuine kindness and generosity; people who do something they feel good about and make a difference in the world. She seems so down-to-earth too, and I love the way you described her!

    Thanks for sharing this with us Allison.
    You are an inspiration. And so is the Cookie Lady! =D

  • Jennifer

    on July 20, 2008 at 8:44 am

    I call my mom the cookie lady. Every year at Christmas time she bakes so many yummy cookies and I ask her why do you only bake them at Christmas? I stole all her cookie recipes and bake through out the year since I love cookies so much. I like your MackEvent Allison but I don’t know if I’ll do it. Everyone that’s ever done anything nice for me knows my cookies and I have the worst neighbors and don’t know if I would be nicest enough to share my yummy cookies with them. Great all this talk about cookies is making me crave some. =)

  • Heather

    on July 20, 2008 at 11:25 am

    What an incredible lady! It’s people like her that remind me of the greatness that humanity and this world has to offer πŸ™‚ Absolutely inspirational! LOVE this Mack Event, I can’t wait to get started!

  • Kamil Karaszewski

    on July 20, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Nice old cookie lady πŸ˜€ It’s almost impossible to meet people this sort in Poland πŸ˜€

  • C.J

    on July 20, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    She seems so sweet! Everyone could take a note from her. It’s good to see that there’s kindness still left in the world. I’m excited about this Mackevent, and I’ve already got a person in mind to give my box of cookies too…I’ve just got to make sure she’s home when I do it. lol! ^_^

  • stantheman

    on July 20, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Yeah Man – The Cookie Lady !!!!

    During my elementary school years in Warren, MI at Lincoln Elementary, we had a bunch of Cookie Ladies, who were the moms of the kids in the school. Back when no one had to lock their doors at night and could trust the next door neighbor to watch the kids for awhile.

    What we can conclude from the Cookie Lady is that the world is still full of special people who have good works in their hearts, just like the actor who happens to play Chloe on the television series Smallville.

    Another Day

    StanTheMan

  • Eric Wilson

    on July 20, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    The Cookie Lady looks very happy here i wish i was her helper, i love making cookies and even though they are alot of fun making them i also like making a mess as well hehehe lol… I love cookies very much i feel like a big blue fury cookie monster here yum yum yum. Thank you Allison for sharing and posting your blogs,videos and etc.. i enjoy reading your blog posts and enjoy your movies, and Smallville as well as i wish you good luck in all things you do, and hope you get a chance to direct a few Smallville episodes this season.. God bless you sweet heart.

    Love,

    Eric Wilson

  • Kellie

    on July 20, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Wow! This is cool! I think the hardest thing will be to think of who to give them to, there have been so many wonderful people in my life, when my dad passed away last August everyone was soo eager to give me love and comfort, so this is a cool sweet little way to pay one of them back!

    This is a cool Mack Event!

    You’re my favorite actress, not only because of your talent and beauty, but because you have this blog, and you talk to us, and get to know us. You let us see, you’re not some ‘higher level of humanity’ you’re a person, just like us, you share your thoughts and your sweet ideas, even your anger and frustration, you are simply amazing Allison Mack, I feel like you’re my best friend, like I know you, like you care!

    Thanks for being so terrific, I can’t wait to complete this challenge and tell you about it!

    Kellie

  • Lillie

    on July 20, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    MMMMMMMMMMMMM Cookies.

    I love that lady’s hair. Haven’t posted in a while, but it’s so cool that you’re going to try and post something everyday. Be it an epic tale or just little random things.

  • Aqgalaxy

    on July 20, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    That woman is so sweet. You know I love human stories like this, to demonstrate that we aren’t selfish people and are actually really good despite the claim we are natively bad.

    Reminds me of this one time, I was walking inside a store and there was this old lady who bought a case of bottled water and some other groceries, well there was a family that walked by me and the mother saw the old lady and told the husband to watch the kids take them inside she’ll meet up with them. She walked over to the lady and offered her help and helped the old lady load her trunk up. And it’s really sweet.

    Now what does that have to do with the cookie lady I have no clue what-so-ever, it’s just another tangent I go on sometimes.

    Anywho! I’ll bake some cookies and bars and such, but knowing me I’ll just go overboard and probably throw a feast for the neighbors LOL.

  • Taty

    on July 20, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    She seems so happy… Love this post and those cookies look so yummy!
    Baking cookies is not something common here in Brazil. It’s not a tradition, but it’s a great idea. \o/
    xoxo
    Taty

  • Bouroux

    on July 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Allison
    It’s a very good and delicious documentary.
    I must admit that I have never do cookies. That’s my wife who always attends cookies. I must face this new challenge.I would be tempted to make black mint chocolate chips. In grocery stores I’ve never seen this kind of cookie.
    Congratulation:
    Chloe/Jimmy were nominated CW Source for best breakup scene (episode Cure).
    And you won!

    You and Aaron were amazing in this scene.
    A great moment of television. You are fabulous in this kind of scene where each facial expressions give to the scene a great power.
    Your smile and your tears are so fascinating.
    Thanks Allison.
    Have a good week.
    Bye
    Claude

  • Billy George

    on July 20, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Hi AllMack! Well I really liked “The Cookie Lady” she’s so funny and she’s always smiling. I think people like her make this world very, very happy. And The MackEvent I think it’s going to be… very awesome. Have a nice day. Adios. It’s great that you make this, really, I’m proud of you.

  • Arash

    on July 20, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Good Idea; I’ll be the; “COOKIE DUDE”.
    now that we are going with such a fast pace, it is hard to catch up with all the events.
    A two minutes video and I can write a book about it.
    She is such a nice lady and yet she made me think;
    “I don’t want to be a cookie lady all year round, then I’ll have no life”
    And the pile of greens in her hand made me smile.
    Don’t get me wrong SHE IS A NICE LADY.
    I guess what I am trying to say is that there are different ways of looking at one person and I am glad every body on this page has an eye for niceness.

  • David Hayes

    on July 21, 2008 at 3:38 am

    I think that if the act of giving is all about how the giver feels about themselves, it turns that act back into something selfish. I also consider it a waste to give someone something they can not use. In a world of dwindling resources especially, it is better if we have a choice to do something that makes a difference. If you are blessed with enough to share what you have and choose to share it, do your best to make it a blessing to the person who recieves the gift as well.

  • Jennygirl

    on July 21, 2008 at 7:14 am

    I’m just excited as my best friend in 6th grade was also a Jenny. Since there were 2 of us…always together…her dad referred to us as “Return of the Jeni” (it was the 80’s). Maybe I’ll send her some cookies.

  • Kellie

    on July 21, 2008 at 10:09 am

    I Did it!! I made some cookies(well brownies) and left them for my friend Ronnie, he has been my life support for like a year! I left a note on the box and left them on his front porch, yesterday! Today, this morning, he called me and said thank you and that he really appreciated it! Thank you for helping me to make someone’s day better!

    Kellie

  • Michelle

    on July 21, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    OMG! The cookie lady is so fun and so sweet! And girl, the short movie” Cookie lady goes to the pool”??? You were having a very good day, weren’t you? It was cute! Mack Events are the best! I’m going to bake sugar-free cookies (I’m diabetic) for my BFF and surprise her. Thanks for the inspiration. Love ya! ;-D

    ~ Chel

  • Robin Hebert

    on July 22, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Yet another testimony of how the only way to pure happiness is care for others more than yourself!

  • taylor nikole

    on July 25, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    eeekk i made a video!
    gahh i just can’t find my camera cord to edit it
    *sigh*
    ill get that done i promise
    and ill make it a fun one πŸ™‚

  • David Harvey

    on July 28, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Haha, what an awesome lady!! God bless her!!

  • Asim Ramay

    on August 2, 2008 at 1:45 am

    Really nice don’t know many people (if in fact any) who would bake people cookies just cause their nice to them ;P

    as a ice-cream/ cookies/ chocolate addict its a great way to make the world a better place .. hmm i wonder if you could make a chocolate cookie made from ice-cream … like ice-cream cake anyway my parents are old and by brother’s being 25 and 27 and married i bake a lot for my self even though i’m 15, cause i don’t want to trouble my mum , and its takes quite a long time to make them, so to give them away for free is very kind and considerate, may god bless her, also thier should be more people like her … then i’ll get free cookies πŸ˜€ yaaaaaaaah :D,
    Asim

  • Ushani

    on August 4, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    aw, Don’t you always find that when the shopkeeper/seller person is kind and chatty and happy like the cookie lady, it makes you feel happy? smiles and laughter really are contagious!
    She’s such a bright and bubbly person! And also I love cookies!!! πŸ™‚

  • Tessa

    on August 10, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I love the concept behind this Mack Event. The cookie Lady sounds lovely, I wish I had one in my area!

    There is one lady at my workplace who always provides us with snacks and drinks, and even brings in cakes and meals (sandwich spreads, etc) for birthdays. She does this every day, out of her own pocket. I figured she’d be the perfect person to be the recipient.

    I spend a good deal of my day commuting to and from work on the local metro system, so I didn’t manage to find time to bake a batch of cookies. However, I did have lots of spare fabric lying around, and lots of spare time sitting on subway cars. So instead of baking her edible cookies, I made her a stuffed sandwich cookie.

    I was a few days late in posting this since I had to wait for a day where I could leave this on her desk without anyone else seeing.

    (Not sure if image links work in here, but I took some pictures of the final product…)
    http://tinyurl.com/6rvs73
    http://tinyurl.com/5g322a
    http://tinyurl.com/6p6m74

  • Shawn

    on November 16, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    I made you some cookies dear Allison Mack!

  • Conduit0

    on February 7, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Hmmmm, I don’t really know my neighbors, as I’ve only lived in this neighborhood (down the road from Microsoft’s main campus) just a few months or so.
    However, I did bake cookies for my roommates this week, twice!
    They seemed to like them, and the second batch turned out better than the first. You know what they say about practice.
    There’s no way to be sneaky about baking my roommates cookies, though.
    There’s like six of us living here, all sharing the same kitchen. So no sneaky surprises.
    Guess I need to find a way to get to know the neighbors. Hard to do when they’re all a heck of a lot richer than you are, though. 😐

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