Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 7, 2011

Here's the deal with Cookies: as soon as the last one is eaten, it's time to make some more! This is not only a problem, but a solution all in the same sentence. Like so many of us before, we all long for the glass of milk and a stack full of cookies. It's a duo with nothing to lose and everything to gain. When we talk of milk and cookies, life seems simpler and complete all at the same time. No wise tales to tell. No stories of old. No lessons to be learned. Just photographs of father and son turning into one. A meeting of the minds and a handful of time poised in one frame of standstill motionless photography. Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle and Oatmeal Raisin hit the list quick. Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice all make the passing grade. And then there's the ones we forget about: Chewy Ginger, Raspberry Torte and Shortbread. It takes no time to make a Cowboy Cookie, but a lot of patience to eat one. There are the Sand Tarts of the east coast and Petticoat Tarts of the west coast. There are those that have travelled from far away like Mexican Wedding and Russian Tea. Whoopie Cookies are a thing of the past that have come to be liked again. And when I think of older days and lost in my ways, the smell of fresh Cornmeal Cookies baking is as simple as it gets. Maple Walnut and Pumpkin Pie also bring a twinkle to my eye. Don't forget about Macadamia White Chocolate Chip. They are eaten quick! The ones I like to think about are the ones I call Leftover Candy Bar Cookies, like Baby Ruth and Butterfinger. It takes no time to make a batch or two when you've got the blues or need a friend to talk to. Cookies are like therapy in the most simplest of forms. And even if therapy doesn't turn out to form, Cookie Batter is just as divine. Two spoons. One great friend. A big bowl of Cookie Dough. Just like yesterday.

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