Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I'm in Arizona Hanging out with grandkids--especially doing some stuff with Aiden.

I have figured out how to get a picture I took into the blog from the camera using my new Chromebook. I had my daughter download it on her computer and e-mail it to me. So I can participate in this week's "Memories" theme with my fellow headbangers.

There may be a more direct method to get the pictures on this tiny computer, but I haven't found it yet.

I had figured I would not be participating this week, but in the conversations by text that led me to a quick trip with minimum luggage to help out in a family emergency, there was one that could not help but be shared.

I went to bed Thursday night undecided, and woke up Friday morning and texted Karen that I was coming. Karen texted Mary and she responded that when Aiden heard I was coming, he asked if I could bring some of my oatmeal cookies.

Aiden is one of the quiet ones, and since we often only see him once a year, you can't be sure what he remembers. Apparently he remembers the oatmeal cookies that I brought last fall.

We made them Saturday afternoon. Now we have the memory not only of the cookies, but of baking them together.  

The other Headbangers--who are linked in my sidebar--will also share their memories in their headers this week. Not sure they can match this one.

Here is the recipe for Grandma's Special Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup butter, margarine, or shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 3/4 cups oatmeal
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or spray cookie sheets.

Cream together shortening and sugars till smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and gradually beat into the batter. Stir in Oats and raisins.

Finally add Grandma's secret ingredient--a bag of butterscotch chips.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets and bake about ten minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Serve to hungry grandchildren---or hungry grandpas.


Lew said...

There are no better memories than those spent with Grandma until you have memories of time with your grand children! And the cookies look yummy!

imac said...

Lovely memories Kathy, also looks very very tasty to

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kathy: Fun post and it is great that Aiden wanted those special cookies. Thanks for sharing this special treat. I hope all is going well in Arizona.

Craver Vii said...

Mmmmm... sounds delicious!! I'm so glad you were able to participate today, Kathy! It's a real blessing to have a young person make such a positive association with you such as Aiden has done with the cookies. You know that such a memory is the stuff of legends, and I expect he will be telling stories of your cookies to his own grandchildren some day.

Christine said...

Nice! Baking together (and grandma's old recipes) make for some great memories! My mom has some handwritten ones from her mom, and I have a few authentic Italian recipes from my grandma. My mom and I spend a day together, preparing our Italian Christmas dinner; I love the memories that we make and keep alive by continuing to hand down this special tradition!