Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cookie Legacy

I like to cook. I love to bake.... too much. It's a good thing I have lots of family around to eat the goodies. Soon when the nest is empty friends will receive "Debbie's bakery deliveries". These cookies are a favorite. They are soft and chewy, with lot of good stuff in them. I change the recipe depending on what flavor I want or what I have on hand.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter or more butter
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tes. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1 cup cereal, whatever you have
raisins, chocolate chips, dries cranberries, nuts
Drop small walnut size drops on your cookie sheet, and bake for 10 min. in a preheated oven, 350 degrees. Yummy!
I usually double this and it makes a little over 4 doz.
Perfect for lunches.

This is what they look like cooling in the
kitchen. Usually a dozen are eaten before they are put away.
I remember my mom making cookies for us. She still keeps a jar full. My kids, especially my son, love to "steal" cookies from her kitchen. She gets a smug smile when that happens.

This is my kitchen. It reminds my of what I think our grandmothers kitchens might have looked like, although my grandmother had a more modern kitchen. I look at this and smell the wonderful aromas from my memory. I think this is partly where my love of baking came from. I love combining all the senses; visual, smell, touch and doing.
I know the cookie memories that I have will be some of the same ones my children and grandchildren will have.
Cookies are a legacy, from one generation to the next.
What is your favorite cookie recipe?

1 comment:

frenchcanadianmissionary said...

The best chocolate chip cookies I've ever eaten!