Once I was in Aunt Ruth's kitchen and she was trying to get me to eat something. I wasn't hungry, but she kept offering - can I make a sandwich? want some soup? etc. She couldn't help herself. So I teased her and she laughed. And then, without even realizing it, she asked, "Do you want a cookie?" Aunt Ruth's cookies are legendary. I said yes. Beware - this recipe makes a lot of cookies (number depends on how big you form them). You will eat a lot of them.