Though these puffs look a slight bit terrified, I still find them comforting. Can't you just imagine them bobbing around in a big mug of hot chocolate with their big eyes and whiskers melting away? Mmmmm, creamy Totoro puffs!
My grandmother used to make excellent shortbread. She'd melt the butter and sugar together using the heat of her bare hands, massaging it between her fingers until it all melded together uniformly. They were so buttery and tender and delicious. They would have been perfectly worthy of becoming little Totoros.