these cookies--they aren't cooled yet but they look and smell divine. They are so easy to make. I have to admit, mine don't look just like this.
I'm going to deliver them (well, almost all of them!) to MM-- a fellow CM consultant that doesn't bake and could use a nice treat for her family. MM had a brain tumor removed in July and while she's doing great, every day has its challenges. Recently I read this book and it gave me a lot of insight about what she and her family might be going through. One thing that really stayed with me was that the author had a list of things 40 things she needed most, and one of them was for people to realize she was not the same person they knew before. The author was now a different person, and behaved like a different person, reacted to things differently. I think this is one challenge that MM faces daily--especially with her kids. She will never be the same mom they knew before. That's not necessarily a negative thing, but I'm sure it's a challenge for everyone.
It took the author a full eight years to heal completely. MM has only had 6 months, and I know she's anxious to be completely better.
So--cookies can be medicinal, right??
Update on the cookies-- I think I let them cook too long, they are way too dry. I think I'll also add some oatmeal next time, and maybe something to give them a little more more punch (dried cranberries, maybe?). They aren't bad, just kind of plain.