Portion control, and planning.
I don't care for sweets as a general rule, so I don't have that problem. However, on my triggery foods, I plan ahead. I love pasta, and will eat triple helpings if I'm allowed; so to avoid that, I pre-measure the serving, and only cook one! (If it's for the family, I premeasure four. That way, if someone else gets more than their share, I end up eating less anyway and double up on salad.)
With my chocolate, I keep a large bar in my desk, and I know I can have up to two squares a day. It's dark chocolate, so it's practically health food.
If you have a treat you enjoy and have a hard time controlling your intake on it, pre-portion it. With your cookies, measure out a serving, and place them in snack bags. Write the calories ON the bag, so you see what you're eating. Track them ahead of time in your nutrition tracker, so you have a planned snack.
When it's time, grab ONE bag, and close that cabinet/drawer/whatever.
It may be that it is a trigger food for you, and you can't have it often. But remembering not to deny yourself is a big step!
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| current weight: 185.0