When people come into my office, sometimes because I tell them on Facebook or in Skype messages that there are cookies in my office, but sometimes because they are lured there by the smell of baked goods lingering in the office hallways, they always ask me which cookies are best. What do I recommend? As I have written, I am not a big fan of any of these things, so I do not know what to tell them. Everyone has his or her own taste, after all. One person thinks cheesecake is to die for while others find it to be heavy, disgusting, too creamy or what have you. Personal preference plays a big role. And I prefer none of these goods.
Part of what literally disgusts me, I realized while driving through the winding country roads near my house, is that once I have spent some time baking, my nose becomes filled with the scent of creamed butter and sugar. There are worse smells in the world, for sure, but this scent permeating everything… my hands, my nostrils… is one of the biggest reasons I am not at all interested in eating the things I bake once I am done. I am so disgusted by the smell of the butter and sugar together that the idea of putting it in my mouth is really the last thing I would want to do.
That said, butter and sugar can thus attach themselves to everyone else's asses (mine definitely does not need this).
Cookies in the office on Wednesday/Thursday: