Today I’m participating in an online Eid party, hosted by the lovely Sarah at Flour and Spice and Asiya at Chocolate and Chillies. Several weeks ago Sarah emailed me to ask if I would like to join in the virtual Eid party she was hosting online, and I said yes right away!
Ever since I joined the blogging world, I have seen so many Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine’s Day, etc. virtual parties, but nothing about Ramadan or Eid in the blogging world. So when I got the email from Sarah about her Eid Eats party, I was pretty stoked!
Growing up, Eid ul-Fitr was my favourite day of the whole year. Even more than my birthday (not a fan of being the centre of attention -_-), I loved the feeling of Eid and the excitement in the last few days of Ramadan that led up to it.
When I was a kid, my mom had this tradition that she would do every Eid and it makes me so nostalgic just thinking about it. Every Eid, my mom would go shopping for us, and buy us little bits and bobs like chocolate, board games, clothes, gift cards, etc. The night before Eid, she would wrap them up and put the gift bag at the foot of our bed. I have so many wonderful memories waking up at the crack of dawn, excitedly, to see the gift bag at the foot of my bed, and running to my brothers’ rooms to see what they got.
And even though it’s been several years since my mom’s done this for my brothers and I, I still get that same sense of excitement waking up the morning of Eid, even though there are no presents at the foot of my bed. Now it’s more about the feeling of blessings and reward that comes from fasting all month long and celebrating all that you have accomplished all month.
Every year, my mom makes these certain cookies that are only made on Eid. That’s her tradition. My tradition is to make reverse chocolate chip cookies, or it has been for the past few years, and I love the fact that it’s become an Eid tradition for me.
I made these cookies about a month ago now but the memory of them still makes my mouth water (especially since i’m fasting!). I’ve made reverse inside-out chocolate chip cookies before, but the chocolate flavour on these cookies is quite extreme. They’re so rich they taste like brownies- in cookie form!
These cookies take a bit of time to prepare, especially because of the chilling of the dough, but it’s so worth it! They’re perfect for a special occasion, like Eid! Have a look! (more…)