Cookies are delicious. They’re especially delicious when you make them yourself. They’re still more delicious when you take the time to make them completely from scratch. Sure, you can go to the store and by a tube of pre-mixed cookie dough, cut it into sections, slap them on a cookie sheet and throw it in the oven, but you cheat yourself out of the pride of accomplishment that way. You're missing out on what could otherwise be quality time spent with your family engaged in a tradition.
Baking cookies from scratch isn’t tough. As long as you have the basic materials and can measure the ingredients correctly, you can turn flour, eggs, and sugar into delicious cookies.
It’s important to remember that while cookies are delicious, the point here is to spend time with your family and learn a life skill. If it doesn’t go exactly right or if the cookies aren’t as delicious as you had hoped, that’s ok.
My wife taught me a great way to deal with a failure in the kitchen. If the food is still edible, don’t toss it out or present it as a failed attempt. Instead, give it a new name and present it as the first time that anyone has served such a meal.