Who doesn’t love cookies? There is something for everyone – simple shortbread, fudgy chocolate Crackle Cookies, spicy ginger cookies– all conveniently portioned so you can enjoy one or three. Unlike making a cake that requires a commitment, a few minutes of spinning ingredients in a food processor can yield cookie dough that can be scooped, frozen, and baked when the mood strikes. If you are lucky, your son and husband haven’t eaten them straight from the freezer before you have a chance to bake them for yourself!
When my kids were little, I found plenty of holidays or special occasions to bake cookies – to use fun shapes and decorate with colorful frostings: big sugar cookie mittens with their names piped on them; animal-shaped cookies with colorful hair and dots for eyes; ginger cookies decorated to hang on the Christmas tree or to eat.