The dairy farmers in America are dancing a little jig today. 

I was not paying enough attention to the ingredients when I first started to mix the sugar cookie dough.  Instead of just doubling the recipe, using four sticks of butter, I quadrupled it with eight sticks of butter. 


That’s two POUNDS.  Two whole BOXES, if you prefer a visual representation of the level of the mistake.

That makes a lot of cookies, much more than my family needed for their traditional, special Mom-made Valentine’s Day gift.

Why not give them away?  Acting on my reminder from yesterday, I packed up several plates full of heart-shaped sweetness and set off.  At each stop, I chatted for a few minutes, catching up with neighbors and friends. 

Cookie connections:  my silver lining for today.