From “Cookies For All Occasions,” a short story:
When she was tall enough to reach the top shelf of the cupboard without climbing on the counter, Gran taught her the real secret to baking.
“Think of the things that make you feel the way you want people to feel.”
Simple enough. The hard part was keeping those feelings alive while worrying about the right balance of flour and egg. Kim practiced as often as she could afford the ingredients. Her friends at school complained that she was trying to make them fat with all the cookies she brought to share, but they never turned them down.
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