When I was young, I used to bake for my family - my birth family. It was my favorite kind of cooking. I would make bread and brownies and date nut bars and cookies. Cookies were my favorite. I had 4 or 5 different recipes that I would make regularly. It was fun. I made snicker doodles, and toll house and oatmeal and spice and apricot bars. My favorite was oatmeal chocolate chip with walnuts. I love the way the smell of warm cookies fills the house with the hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Cookies baking makes a house a home.
Later in my life, I sole houses for a while. One of the tips was to put some vanilla on a piece of foil and stick it in a warm oven. It’s supposed to make the house smell like home. I’d rather bake a real batch of cookies. Fun and function and yum.