When I can make bread for practically the same amount of wheat?
Minecraft 1.4 is out now, which includes Cookies. 2 wheat and the extremely rare cocoa beans makes a stack of 8 cookies, healing .5 hearts each.
On the other hand, 3 wheat produces one bread that heals 2.5 hearts. Given that a stack of cookies heals less than a stack of bread, why would I ever want to bake cookies in the first place, especially given the extremely limited quality of cocoa beans (I've found a grand total of one dungeon so far).
Heck, if cows are around, I can even turn the 3 wheat for bread into a cake, which has an even greater total health recovery over cookies.
So what's the point of cookies at all?