When I was little I was allergic to eggs, chocolate, tomatoes and oranges. My sister, Stephanie, used to make “special” cookies with me and we called them “Cutter Cookies”. The cookies had no eggs so I could have them! We had little tiny cookie cutters in the shape of animals. I can still see those little cookie cutters in my mind’s eye and the cookies of course! 🙂 Both the time with my sister and the making of the cookies are such an important memory for me. With having the allergies and it not being in the day of many allergy free resources these cookies were extra special. In my Life Coaching practice I often ask clients about a favorite memory in time; one where they felt complete and at one with everything. Many times their memory will be connected to nature, gatherings with family around food and in the preparing of food with loved ones. It is good to be reminded of these simple truths. At the end of our lives these moments can have had the greatest impact and yet they are the simplest to do. At the end of the day life is pretty simple… we eat, we gather and we love. Why not take time today to create one of these moments with someone you love? And Stephanie, thank you for being my sister and thank you for saving this picture and recipe. I am forever grateful for all of my amazing and wonderful siblings and their offspring. I enjoy so much the time I now spend preparing food, gathering and loving all of you!