Thanksgiving is just around the corner and there’s so much to be thankful for—especially cookies! Here are the top 10 reasons you should be thankful for cookies too…

Cookies are Delicious
Let’s face it, the number one reason we eat (and love) cookies is that they are simply delicious. From sweet to salty to nutty, your taste buds explode with every mouthful. Texture enhances flavor, with gooey, crunchy, or anything in between.

Cookies Inspire Creativity
Cookies can inspire creativity in many different ways. You can try a new recipe or even make up your own. Simple shapes can be decorated artfully, or you can mold your dough into a whole menagerie of animals or a city being attacked by monsters. Cookies allow your imagination to run wild!

Cookies Bring Families Together  
There’s nothing to be more grateful for than family and cookies are a great way to bring the family together. Gather the kids and a few mixing bowls and soon everyone will be smiling, laughing, and looking forward to the wonderful treats you made together.

Cookies Can be Good for You
Oatmeal, anyone? Cookies don’t have to be all sugar and butter. There are vegan cookies, alternative grain cookies, fruit stuffed cookies, and even breakfast protein cookies. Making dough from scratch also means no preservatives or fake ingredients.

Cookies Smell Good
All of our sense can be thankful for cookies as our noses catch a whiff of delicious dough baking. Instead of buying a cookie-scented candle, bake a batch of cookies! Not only does is the smell enjoyable, but the anticipation it brings makes your cookies taste better. The smell also lingers to leave a lasting effect.

Cookies Bring Happiness
I can’t imagine someone eating a cookie and crying at the same time—unless they’re tears of joy! Cookies make people happy. Whether it’s a cute design, a great taste, or a happy memory of making it with family and friends, a cookie is sure to bring happiness into your life.

Cookies are Never Boring
With so many possibilities out there, cookies are something you’ll never get bored with! Even your favorite song or television program can get boring at times. But even if you’ve made the same cookie 100 times before, you’ll still be smiling as you pull the 101st batch out of the oven.

Cookies are Portable
The portability of cookies is a blessing everyone can be thankful for. Not only does it mean we can take them wherever we want, but it also makes them easy to eat with a single hand, leaving you free to multitask. Sending family or guests away with

Cookies Make us Smile
Sometimes you don’t even need to bite into a cookie for it to make you smile. With cute shapes like autumn leaves, emojis, sports equipment, and more, you’ll be thankful that something so simple can bring so much joy.

Cookies Make us Friends
Cookies are only as good as the people you share them with. Whether it’s bringing family together at the end of a holiday meal or a simple ‘get well’ for a sick friend, cookies bring people together in a way that no other food does. Seriously, have you ever made a friend by sharing a salad? We thought not.