Food for thinking

I've already started to fill up on sweets and creamy cheesy thingies.

The predictable questions crop up.

Am I filling a gap that is not even there?
Should there be a 364-day chocolate calendar?
Is the cheese ball insurance for something?
Can canapes get me through another long slushy winter?
Does fudge hold the promise of a prosperous new year between its tightly packed carbon molecules?

Only a cookie can help me think through these annual questions.