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Monday, August 1, 2011

The Cookie Graveyard


 Is it possible to make cookies look more menacing? There they all sit in their jars staring at you staring at them while your colon winces before the roughage porn. What joyless treats they are. 

Perhaps they are cookies brought to a wake whom none of the mourners has had the heart to touch, for fear of appearing hungry or willing to taste sweetness at a time like this. 

For all we know, they might still be there, gathering dust since 1967 like orphans just waiting, waiting for someone — anyone — to reach out a hand and take them home.

Pillsbury’s Bake Off Cookie Book, Pillsbury Publications, 1967

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