And yet....things still go wrong. You forgot a little something. Your compromises and sacrifices have led to a slight difference in the consistency of your dough and it changes EVERYTHING about the way the cookies bake.
But you will not be defeated. You tweak. You improvise with a little common sense. And Lo! Hours later, after the sun has come out, cookies appear where before there was only doubt and wry amusement at your lack of baking essentials.
I'm not going to transcribe the recipe for you all considering what I actually ended up doing was nearly unrecognizable to the original (shocking, I know). But If you want to know a little secret, vanilla sugar and a little lemon zest go a long way in adding flavour.