Why is it that I have no energy for cooking, but I’m always up for baking? I come home at the end of a long day after a long drive, with an aching back, and I reluctantly make dinner. All I want to do is collapse on the couch (ideally with a glass of wine, but alas, THAT isn’t happening right now!) and go to bed early, but I have responsibilities, and a healthy dinner must be made. Some days I’m just not up for it, and pizza becomes our saving grace. But on weekends, I’m bright eyed and bushy-tailed and eyeing the butter and the sugar with alacrity.
OK, I suppose it’s not that mysterious when you look at it that way. The point is, baking is fun cooking, frivolous cooking, and cookies seem to be some of the most frivolous foods you can bake. There’s no POINT to cookies. They’re merely there for enjoyment. And these might be my most enjoyable cookies.
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