Cookie Recipe
Good to Be Four

I was mixing the flour, sugar and butter,
Baking soda and salt
Eggs, brown sugar, vanilla,
When somebody hollered, “HALT!!!”

He said, “You can’t make a cookie recipe – like that
It doesn’t make any sense
If you’re gonna feed hungry children
You gotta use more ingredients.”

“Like what” I said,   “Can you help me out?
Can you tell me please what it’s all about?
Can you help me make a tasty treat?
That all the children in the world will like to eat.”

So I got some broccoli and spinach,
With brussell sprouts on top
Artichoke and cauliflower
When somebody hollered, “STOP”

He said, “You can’t make a cookie recipe – like that
It doesn’t make any sense
If you’re gonna feed hungry children
You gotta use sweet ingredients.”

“Like what” I said,   “Can you help me out?
Can you tell me please what it’s all about?
Can you help me make a tasty treat?
That all the children in the world will like to eat.”

So I added some chocolate chips, bananas,
Peanut butter too
M&Ms and caramel and
Marshmallow sticky goo

“That’s right” he said,   “Now I’ve helped you out.
And now you know what it’s all about?
I’ve helped you make a tasty treat?
That all the children in the world will like to eat.”

So I mixed the flour, sugar and butter,
Baking soda and salt
Eggs, brown sugar, vanilla,
And nobody hollered, “HALT!!!”

Because I add the chocolate chips, bananas,
Peanut butter too
M&Ms and caramel and
Marshmallow sticky goo