Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Jen's Favorite Cookies

Today, we shine the Rad Recipes spotlight on Jen’s Favorite Cookies, a blog that focuses entirely on the cookie.

Being an avid cookie-freak, I really enjoyed browsing through tons of mouth-watering cookie recipes. The photos are great and add to the appeal.

Jen's Blog HeaderI love Jen’s blog layout especially the cool header with the cookie-jar. The carousel is absoloutely fascinating and I have to find out how she did that.

Following is the interview by email we had with Jen.

JenRR: What is your first name?

Jen: Jen

RR: What is the name of your blog?

Jen: : Jen’s Favorite Cookies

RR: What is the URL or web address?


RR: How long have you been blogging about food?

Jen: about 3 years

RR: Why did you decide to become a food blogger?

Jen: It started on a whim,really, to give me an excuse to do some of my favorite things, which are writing, baking, and using social media. It has grown into something else over time.

RR: What difficulties have you faced and overcome in becoming a blogger?

Jen: It’s difficult to learn to do it well. There is a lot to know about creating recipes, photography, techinical aspects of blogging, writing, marketing, social media, and more.

RR: Which, if any, food personality (blogger, chef, tv) that you try to
> emulate?

Jen: I really strive to create a blog that shows my individuality and my own personality. I have been influenced by many, but I don’t really try to emulate any of them.

brown sugar cookies

RR: Give us a sample recipe.

 Jen: Here’s one I like. Pumpkin Swirl Sugar Cookies

RR: What is the mission of your blog?

Jen: To give people a place to escape everyday life for a few minutes, and to provide great dessert recipes.

RR: What camera do you use for your food photography?

Jen: The camera I use is a Canon Rebel that I bought used from my neighbor about a year ago.  It’s kind of old and pretty well used, but it gets the job done!

RR: What one main tip would you give new bloggers?

Jen: I think photography makes the biggest difference between excellent food blogs and the less-than-stellar.  It’s the gorgeous photos that convince people to visit you in the first place, and it’s the gorgeous photos that convince them to stay for a few minutes once they’re there.  I work on photography every week, and I believe it’s an essential skill.

RR: Anything else that you would like to mention about yourself or your blog?

Jen: I have one hard-and-fast rule, which is that if I cannot find the
ingredients in my local grocery store, I don’t use them.  I’m fortunate to have a really nice store near me, but I realize that this isn’t the situation for everyone.  I have vowed to never blog any recipes that requires a trip to a specialty store!

About LindaS

Love to cook and share my culinary experiences. This blog is filled with recipes that were used by my mother and grandmother for 60 years or more. Lived in Dallas, Texas my entire life.
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