There's something deeply bonding about sharing food, and even more bonding by making food together. For all I know it may be written into our DNA, helping us love to be together since alone most of us would die. Many others have remarked on how families and friends become closer through cooking. I'm just another voice among many saying oh heck yeah, it means so much more than working so that you can stuff your face.
I've been looking forward to making cookies for weeks, and it's everything I could have asked for and more.
Plus we get to eat our creations. Yum.