Here’s the real-life parable of sugar cookie hope. I wanted to do something special for my wife, Mary Ann. I started to go through all the “normal” things that normal husbands normally do. So, because I know she likes cookies, I started thinking about what kind of cookies to make. My favorite are huge, thick, and gooey chocolate cookies. They have to be underdone to assure that gooey, chewy feeling in my mouth. There should also be lots, and lots, and lots of both dark and white chocolate chips.
But then the strangest thought came into my head. Was I making these cookies for myself or for Mary Ann? And since I knew the answer to that question was Mary Ann, another thought came into my head.
Since I was making cookies for Mary Ann, I needed to make cookies that she likes. Making them the way she likes.
Sugar Cookie Hope
The simple answer is that small and brown sugar cookies are far and away Mary Ann’s favorite cookies.
Now if you compare Mary Ann’s favorite cookies to mine, you quickly come to the conclusion that it’s almost the exact opposite. I want them huge, underdone, and chewy. She likes them small and cooked till they are brown and crispy.