Admit this: the “soft and chewy” category in our world is aligned with pleasure and goodwill. When it’s good, it’s great. The “Soft & Chewy Cardamom Spice Cookies” from Cook Nourish Bliss, deliver happiness.

Mix this batter without a stand mixer (a quiet job for a quiet morning). Hand-shaping chilled dough into balls is always satisfying. Roll the balls in the spiced sugar.

I shaped 20 cookies. They bake quickly, in 10 minutes. Enjoy the distinctness of cardamom’s warm, minty floweriness, as you bite into these adorable cookies. They taste buttery, although coconut oil does all the work.

How easy, to make happiness. Bring these into your day, today.

Next time, I’ll explore the crispy, goopy “Sesame Noodles with Crispy Tofu,” from the January 2019 issue of Bön Appetit. Come back to my site next week, to enjoy this with me.