I love Chocolate Chip Cookie dough. But more than my love of Chocolate Chip Cookie dough is the making of CCC Dough. There is something therapeutic about it. I am not sure why.
But the other day, I told Eric that I wanted to make cookies. Several days in a row I mentioned I wanted to make some cookies. Since we hadn't yet bought all the ingredients to do so and I wasn't in the mood to buy it yet, but really wanted to make them but couldn't. Later, Eric so nicely offered to go to the store to do some needed grocery shopping. I mentioned once more to him that I really wanted to make cookies.
Eric came home with.....no not the needed baking soda, or vanilla, or chocolate chips but pre-made cookie dough. The idea of it already done was wonderful. So I spooned out the cookie dough on the sheet, yes I too took a taste of the dough. When the buzzer beeped and the cookies were done, I ate one, or two or maybe three. But still had an empty feeling that usually making cookies fills for me.
Then it dawned on me.
I don't like eating cookies, even though I do eat them.
I don't like eating cookie dough, though it tastes good.
I like actually physically making cookies! Making them brings me some sort of comfort. Maybe because it is something I am actually doing to bring a little bit of joy to others. I don't know. But I never knew that I took comfort from making cookies more than I did eating them.
Thanks for bringing home the premade cookie dough Eric! Because making cookies is a lot cheaper than therapy!