My youngest daughter, Elizabeth, is an accomplished baker, and cookies are her specialty. During her high school years, she would often lay claim to the kitchen to make snickerdoodles, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, and my favorite, classic chocolate chip cookies. Although she did not need an occasion, she particularly enjoyed making cookies for her friends on their birthdays. And she did not want anyone to erroneously conclude that she wasn’t their friend, so she churned out a lot of batches. I could count on there being something sweet in the house, and I was always happy to try her creations!