Bake cookies, even if they're out of the freezer.
eat all the dough before you pop them in the oven.
Share with your friends.
ask your Alzheimer-addled neighbor how they were.
Put on the Christmas Carols.
Substitute the salt for the sugar.
Here's another one of my all-time favorites:
Combine 2 cups of flour with 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Add two sticks butter, mix until crumbly. Pat dough into the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until light brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 2 1/2 cups pecans.
While the shortbread bakes, mix one egg, one cup brown sugar, 2 tbls melted butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup corn syrup. Pour topping in thin stream to cover the surface and pecans. Bake for another 25 -30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and remove from pan. Reserve for those you love best of all.