No, I get it. You didn't choose the pug lyfe - it chose you, and now you have the inescapable urge to throw on your granny apron and make these cookies.
I personally experienced this a couple of weeks ago. It was near the end of a grueling week filled with endless deadlines and more awkward encounters than usual (which is a LOT if you're me). I shuffled to the bathroom half-asleep to brush my teeth after a wild night writing policy memos and, while fumbling around the counter, somehow catapulted my toothbrush through the air and straight into the toilet. Man overboard. It was somewhere between the so done-ness and the faint amusement that I heard it - the call of the pug lyfe from o'er yonder, beckoning for me to leave behind the insignificant blunders of the past week and venture into the unknown. My mind flashed to the pug cookie cutter Claire-issa had given me for my birthday and I knew the time had come. The next morning, these guys were born. Sprinkles abounded, and clarity was restored.
Whether or not you been straight puggin' since day one, I invite you to try your hand at these cookies the next time you need a pick-me-up. I guarantee that you won't be able to not smile, and I only mess with double negatives when I mean it. Rolled sugar cookie dough can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight before cutting and baking, and royal icing can be whipped up in minutes. Easy, breezy, and better than a new toothbrush (though I got one of those too).