Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Sheer Power of Cookies

I've been making cookies my whole life. There's just something about cookies that is...I don't know.....special. First, there's the making part. In my house, it is usually a family affair...with parts assigned even the smallest helpers. My grandmother was a Home Economics professor and taught me how to cream the butter and sugars together, and to add the spices or flavoring to this mixture first. Then the eggs are beaten in. The dry ingredients go in at once, and then you mix until fully incorporated, but no more. This is the general method for making cookies. It makes them bake up uniform, flavorful and moist. :) And when you bake they make your kitchen smell heavenly. BONUS!

When they come out of the oven, you have dozens of yummy cookies just waiting to be shared. Most people won't refuse a homemade cookie when it is offered them, and it almost always brings a smile to their face. :)

So let's recap.

  • We have happiness in sharing the cookie creation process. 
  • Our kitchen smells better than any fancy scents you can buy. 
  • We multiply happiness when we share the cookies.  

What's not to like?  Cookies are happiness that you can eat. :)

Apparently, I am not the only person who knows this secret. The governor of  North Carolina, a Republican by the name of Pat McCrory obviously recognizes the Power of the Cookie. When pro-abortion protesters demonstrated outside the governor's mansion, he came out, walked half way across the street to meet a protester, handed her a plate of cookies with the wish, "These are for you. God bless you. God bless you. God bless you."

Obviously, this was not the response she expected.  It's nearly impossible to hate someone who just gave you cookies. The protesters were in confusion....the protest spluttered...everybody went home 8 hours early.

Behold! The Power of Cookies. :)


  1. Thanks Anny...cookies rock!! Class move, Governor McRory.....Judging by the look on that woman's face however, she doesn't need cookies. She needs a couple of shots of tequila and Colon Blow....

  2. The Death Star in Star Wars had that same appearance one second after Luke shot his laser down the shaft.

  3. Hehe. You said "shaft". Hehe.

  4. What kind of cookies do you serve to a frumpy-looking protestor?