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Cookies That Take You to Your Happy Place
When you're consumed by sadness, getting off the couch and into the kitchen may be the last thing you want to do. But cooking may be able to help pull you out of your gloom. In particular, baking something simple, like cookies, can be impressively restorative. The simple and repetitive actions, such as measuring flour and sugar and stirring batter, will give you something beautifully uncomplicated—and unrelated to your heartache—to think about. We're all about these chocolate cookies, which combine cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate chips and a dash of sea salt for the perfect balance between sweet and salty.

Get the recipe: World Peace Cookies