Get thee hence, butterdream cookie!

Chocolates on the kitchen counter, heart shaped waffles with whip cream at breakfast, cookies in Young Women’s and a pink lollipop bouquet shyly placed in my hands from an especially sweet girl; ripe red strawberries dipped in Belgian chocolate, a heart shaped cake, pinky red m&ms— I’ve been off sugar for three weeks and ably resisted them all. And then we rolled out the thick buttery sugar cookies- it’s my own recipe perfected after years of practice- a soft, not too sweet dough baked until just done and frosted with generous swirls of vanilla-almond buttercream frosting.

I selected a perfectly shaped and baked and frosted cookie, breaking off just a corner to inhale the sweet scent. Minutes later the entire cookie was gone.

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