Sharon, a reader and former real-life cookie taster, wrote in with a request for "volcano" (no, not that pesky Eyjafjallajokull) cookie with a molten center:
Hi there, I've broken down and am making drop cookies (vs. bar cookies, if you remember) for my daughter's bake sale to raise money for the Gulf cleanup. She wants Volcano Cookies (like this) but of course in this day and age they must be peanut free. If you need any inspiration for a new oatmeal cookie, may I point you in the direction of the Chocolate Volcano Oatmeal cookie? I hope all is well with you!
Hi, Sharon! It's so nice to hear from you. I'm well, and I hope all of you, my former Cookie Monday office mates, are doing well too. Thanks for writing in with this recipe request. You can enlist me any time to come up with a cookie for a good cause. I'll try to have something posted by this weekend.