What better way to improve my outlook than to bake cookies? I knew we had raisins and eggs and flour and sugar and so I googled "raisin cookies." Gotta love google.
As advertised on the Joy of Baking website: Raisin Cookies are very popular with kids probably because of their soft and chewy texture and buttery sweet flavor. These homey, raisin-packed, old fashioned drop cookies are a busy mother's friend as the batter is quickly made and then all you do is drop small spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. The cookies are baked until their centers are just beginning to turn brown yet their edges are a lovely golden brown color. Raisin Cookies make a great after school snack and they also make a welcome surprise when tucked into lunch boxes.
So between blowing my nose, drinking diet ginger ale, and using my beloved NetiPot, I managed to bake a batch. (Yes, I washed my hands well before preparing the batter.) A plate of freshly-baked cookies sits beside the dirty dishes and the partly cleaned refrigerator. Not as symmetrical as the ones in the picture, but hey, it's time for milk and cookies and a long nap.