The Magic of Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday we had a day-long rain; a real soaker. The skies were a gloomy gray, and neither the Crankee Yankee or I felt like going anywhere. So it was a good day to make that never failing pick-me-up: chocolate chip cookies. It’s surprising how something as ordinary as a cookie can change your outlook.

Just assembling the ingredients to make the cookies is fun. I realized that I couldn’t remember the last time I made them, so it was fun to put everything all together, and then smell the cookies as they baked. It made the whole house seem more cheery. And what’s better than smelling the cookies is eating them!

It was a sweet remembrance of days gone by when we were children. We had no cares or worries; our parents took care of us and taught us the things we needed to know. We felt sheltered and loved, knowing that our parents were there for us and loved us for who we were.

Chocolate chip cookies are a comfort food, and in these days we could use a bit of that comfort. Sitting down with a mug of hot coffee and a couple of chocolate chip cookies can certainly make positive changes in our days. I believe with all my heart that this situation we are in now will eventually pass. I believe that we can learn from this and make sure that we are doing all the right things. I believe that, even though we are sheltering up in our homes and don’t know when this will be over, we are making memories together.

Oh, and by the way: the best chocolate chip cookie recipe is right on the back of the bag of chocolate chips. It’s not fancy, but it works. Consider making a batch; it’s a balm for the stomach and the soul!


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