Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Some people have childhood memories of warm chocolate cookies and a glass of milk - for me it's oatmeal raisin cookies. My grandma made the best oatmeal raisin cookies and I remember helping her make them just like it was yesterday. I would kneel on the chair so that I could reach the counter and help her measure the ingredients. When she wasn't looking I would sneak some of the cookie dough - a taste for each phase. First the sugar and butter, then when the flour was added, and finally when the oats were mixed in.

Rainy days are always the best days for baking, so yesterday I decided to make a batch of my grandma's oatmeal raisin cookies. Oh, the memories it brought back. I tasted the dough at each phase of the mixing just like I did when I was a child more than 30 years ago.

And when the cookies came out of the oven ...

I ate one. OK, so I ate two. Still warm with all the chewy goodness melting in my mouth.
When was the last time you made cookies?

Do you have a favorite cookie from your childhood that you make?

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