Making cookies in a time of distress has two fabulous things going for it:
1) you're doing something, granted not something hard, but something with your hands that also involves reading and following instructions. Engaging in cookie baking is a delightful distraction from the woes du jour.
2) you get to eat them, lightening a dark time but putting something sweet and tasty in your mouth.
Note that you don't even have to go all the way through to baking them to reap the twofold reward.
I'm not 100% sure but it does seem to me that Cookies kick Cancer's ass. I am feeling better already.