So let me tell you about the easiest cookies I've ever made. It started with a cookbook (and technically a husband that's been unintentionally deprived of baked goods for a few months.) This particular cookbook has my favorite lemon meringue pie recipe, and it was sitting on the kitchen counter for a few days. I've been meaning to make the pie (for our annual homage to Pie Day), but it's an all day process and has to wait until the weekend. I asked my husband to look up the crust recipe to see if we had all the ingredients. He then proceeded to flip through the cookie section, and after a few minutes started to rummage through the cabinets. "We have all the ingredients for this one."
Within an hour, we had freshly baked oatmeal cookies.
They were delicious.
So, to recap, a deprived-of-baked-goods husband might bake you some cookies if you can "trick" them into looking through a cookbook. It never hurts to try, right?