Sometimes, a lady just needs a cookie, and that time is 2:45 p.m. Or 10:30 a.m. Or midnight. I am a lady and, rather than engage in irrational cookie-withdrawal behavior and waste my Grammy’s investment in my elementary school etiquette classes, I baked Healthy Chocolate Cherry Snack Cookies instead. I like to think my etiquette teacher would approve.
Working from home, I’m constantly surrounded by tempting treats, including but not limited to: whatever recipe I’m currently testing; Ben’s bi-weekly batch of chocolate chip cookies (one of the few desserts he loves); and at least four different flavors of ice cream, because that aisle of the grocery store never fails to seduce me. I wish I were one of those steely individuals who can eat fruit and call it dessert, but it’s just not who I am—I’m a lady who needs her afternoon cookie break.