Jennifer Garner Delivered Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies to First Responders in Los Angeles
Jennifer Garner may be known for blockbuster hits like 13 Going On 30, but you may not know she’s pretty amazing in the kitchen, too. Since 2017, the 49-year-old actress has been sharing some of her favorite recipes on her #PretendCookingShow, which she films from her very own kitchen and posts on social media. This week, Jen donned her apron for a good cause: Baking cookies for burned-out health care workers.
“For a happy day — show your local 🌟 First Responders 🌟 some love. They are still in the thick of it and miles past burn out. Thank you, @countyem_la Doctors and Nurses! Keep going,” she posted on Instagram on Monday, January 24. To make the chocolate chip cookies extra sweet, she even hand delivered them in a basket to first responders at a local Los Angeles hospital.
Jen’s whipped up everything from beef Bourguignon to chicken noodle soup on her #PretendCookingShow, but she seems to especially love baking. Back in September, she shared brown butter pumpkin oatmeal cookies and in July, she posted a potluck-favorite blackberry cobbler (with a guest appearance from her mom). And while it’s not exactly baking, I’d be remiss to leave out Jen’s simple-but-delicious maple butter I still can’t get enough of.
Jen didn’t share a recipe for her cookies this time, but she did encourage fans to follow suit and bake first responder cookies of their own. If you need some do-gooder inspo, we’ve got you covered: Try these brown butter salted caramel chocolate chip cookies or these cowboy cookies.