I don’t know why I find the word “cookies” annoying. What I really don’t know is why I am being so equivocal. I’m very clear about the reasons for my dislike of the word. There’s something about the diminutive that reminds me of “bikkies” which is a long way beyond annoying. There is also the suggestion of a sugar sweet American accent which does nothing to sugar the pill for me. Biscuit is a crisper sounding word, and it says more about twice cooked sweet dough than “cookies” ever will. Today being a particularly bleak January day, biscuits seemed a good thing to make. The smell of biscuits cooking is mood altering, and mood altering to the good, which is essential on days like today. January may well need a lot of biscuits, but no fucking cookies……..