There is something comforting about home baked, warm chocolate chip cookies! Well, unless you happen to be the warm, baked chocolate chip cookie. Then I suppose you might feel far more than just uncomfortable!😊
But since I am not a cookie, I find the smell of them to be comforting. A bit of a time machine because they can let me get back to my childhood, or at least memories from that time. And the taste, that first warm and melting bite is even more amazing at transporting me back! 😊
So it’s really not that odd that when I’m working through something, or trying to sort things out, I turn to making cookies. Sure I will make other flavors too, but I must always start with chocolate chip cookies and end with them again. I consider it a tradition, Beloved calls it a ritual. Either way it’s what I turn to while others might turn to yoga or a run. The bigger the issue, the more cookies that I bake. It can’t be helped!
Now in the grand scheme of things, this isn’t a big deal, it just means we have a well stocked freezer and kitchen at times when it comes to cookies. How bad can that be? 😉 If you happen to be someone with almost no willpower, then I guess this may be somewhat of an issue. Fortunately for me, after eating a few of the freshly baked cookies, if I haven’t solved whatever it is that is bothering, I simply move onto making more cookies.
Where this becomes an issue is because in my life, this seem to come in spurts. Smooth sailing is interrupted by several waves (issues) at the same time or one right after the other before I get back into smooth sailing. So it means that the freshly baked cookie cycle in my house is literally feast or feminine. Sure there are frozen cookies to be had, but they don’t provide the same comfort. And to be honest it’s the making and the eating of the fresh cookies that provides the magic so often times when I have made several batches, I simply give away a whole bunch.
To me this is a win-win situation. I let the magic of the making of cookies help me find the answers I seek and friends and loved ones get to consume my problem solving methods! The only downside, really, is the dishes. Now if I could get the magic to clean that up, I’d be all set! 😉