cookie tiiiime

“Think what a better world it would be if we all–the whole world–had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.” —Robert Fulghum

"Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you." --Robert Fulghum
"Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you." --Robert Fulghum

I sort of made this recipe up, based on the typical toll house cookie recipe. Do yourself a favor and whip up a batch today.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cup self-rising flour (maybe more if the dough seems too wet)
  • 3/4 cup oat bran or rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup macadamia nuts (coarsely chopped)
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries or craisins

Cream butter and shortening together with sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat. Add flour and oats, then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F until they just start to brown around the edges.
Also would you please check out the flowers in the photo? My bulbs are kicking ass this year.
Shoot. The theme for April is supposed to be mothers and daughters. I’m totally blanking on how to tie this post into the theme. My mother’s favorite cookie recipe was always “rip into that tube of Oreos and I’ll pour the milk.”
Hey! Tell us about your mom’s favorite cookie recipe in the Comments section!

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  1. Chocolate walnut drop cookies! According to Mother – it can only be passed down the family, mother to daughter, no sons or son’s wives can have the receipe. AND the receipe is from my French grandmother, great grandmother, etc, etc. So …. you know that is stopping with me, passing it on. At Christmas there was a special short bread cookie, syrup cookies w/icing in between – like a huge vanilla oreo and the molasses cookies w/icing in between. We ALL remember those cookies! Cookie exchange – did you ever do that at Christmas?

  2. Chocolate walnut drop cookies! According to Mother – it can only be passed down the family, mother to daughter, no sons or son’s wives can have the receipe. AND the receipe is from my French grandmother, great grandmother, etc, etc. So …. you know that is stopping with me, passing it on. At Christmas there was a special short bread cookie, syrup cookies w/icing in between – like a huge vanilla oreo and the molasses cookies w/icing in between. We ALL remember those cookies! Cookie exchange – did you ever do that at Christmas?

  3. Pardon me, but did you say COOKIE EXCHANGE?! That is a key element of LAKESHORE CHRISTMAS (coming in the fall) and all my events are going to involve a cookie exchange. I can’t wait. πŸ™‚

    So what are you going to do about the chocolate walnut cookies?

  4. Pardon me, but did you say COOKIE EXCHANGE?! That is a key element of LAKESHORE CHRISTMAS (coming in the fall) and all my events are going to involve a cookie exchange. I can’t wait. πŸ™‚
    So what are you going to do about the chocolate walnut cookies?

  5. Hey Carol – maybe you could pass it UP to my mom, then mom down to me ! Would the rules still apply sending it to the states ? I guess that would botch the chain of evidence so to speak though. However it would give it some more mileage πŸ™‚ AND more people to enjoy it………..

    I love vintage recipes, cookies and cakes especially. Note, I love to BAKE them, have a small taste and feed other people πŸ™‚ I too have hacked the tollhouse recipe Susan, I make a mean chocolate chocolate chip cookie….

    Thinking I am going to make a chocolate mousse pie for everyone to try in the summer when we are in PO. Know anyone interested in that ?

    Pam

    ps I put a couple of pics of the new miniature horse on my blog πŸ™‚

  6. Hey Carol – maybe you could pass it UP to my mom, then mom down to me ! Would the rules still apply sending it to the states ? I guess that would botch the chain of evidence so to speak though. However it would give it some more mileage πŸ™‚ AND more people to enjoy it………..
    I love vintage recipes, cookies and cakes especially. Note, I love to BAKE them, have a small taste and feed other people πŸ™‚ I too have hacked the tollhouse recipe Susan, I make a mean chocolate chocolate chip cookie….
    Thinking I am going to make a chocolate mousse pie for everyone to try in the summer when we are in PO. Know anyone interested in that ?
    Pam
    ps I put a couple of pics of the new miniature horse on my blog πŸ™‚

  7. Well, since you asked I am sharing the receipe. I also have my great grandmother’s receipe book – written in french. I am planning to translate it this year. My DIL, Nicole speaks/writes fluent french – the translation is on. Wonder what interesting delicious receipes I will discover!!

    Pam – Mom was born in the states – you are my family aren’t you!

    I have the receipe, I have the power (as I laugh that the scary monster laugh).

  8. Well, since you asked I am sharing the receipe. I also have my great grandmother’s receipe book – written in french. I am planning to translate it this year. My DIL, Nicole speaks/writes fluent french – the translation is on. Wonder what interesting delicious receipes I will discover!!
    Pam – Mom was born in the states – you are my family aren’t you!
    I have the receipe, I have the power (as I laugh that the scary monster laugh).

  9. My younger brother was the baker in the family. Mom did Toll House cookies. Period. My brother was working at a summer camp and asked why they never had fresh baked cookies. The cook told him, “You want them, you make them.” So he did. His goal (which he met) was 300 dozen for the summer. Earned him the nickname Cookie Man.

    My favorite are Nanaimo Bars, which I’ve passed along to my 3 kids (and hubby can make them too because I got sick of him telling me I had to make them because the office was having an ‘event’ and they demanded he bring them.)

  10. My younger brother was the baker in the family. Mom did Toll House cookies. Period. My brother was working at a summer camp and asked why they never had fresh baked cookies. The cook told him, “You want them, you make them.” So he did. His goal (which he met) was 300 dozen for the summer. Earned him the nickname Cookie Man.
    My favorite are Nanaimo Bars, which I’ve passed along to my 3 kids (and hubby can make them too because I got sick of him telling me I had to make them because the office was having an ‘event’ and they demanded he bring them.)

  11. The family Nanaimo Bar story began (as stories do) when my son came home from a 7th grade class where they’d been assinged book reports on a non-fiction book. A report was deemed acceptable if it demonstrated something learned from the book, and my son waved a piece of paper at me and said, “Mom, you have to make these.” A classmate had reported on a cookbook, and the class insisted the teacher make copies of the recipe for everyone.

    My recipe doesn’t call for coconut (and I’m not a big fan of it, so the first time I had ‘real’ ones, I didn’t like them as well.

    At any rate, I’ve shared a bunch of holiday recipes on my website, so feel free to pop over and take a look. You’ll have to scroll down.
    http://www.terryodell.com/editable_files/Recipes.pdf

  12. The family Nanaimo Bar story began (as stories do) when my son came home from a 7th grade class where they’d been assinged book reports on a non-fiction book. A report was deemed acceptable if it demonstrated something learned from the book, and my son waved a piece of paper at me and said, “Mom, you have to make these.” A classmate had reported on a cookbook, and the class insisted the teacher make copies of the recipe for everyone.
    My recipe doesn’t call for coconut (and I’m not a big fan of it, so the first time I had ‘real’ ones, I didn’t like them as well.
    At any rate, I’ve shared a bunch of holiday recipes on my website, so feel free to pop over and take a look. You’ll have to scroll down.
    http://www.terryodell.com/editable_files/Recipes.pdf

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