Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursdays Are For Cookies

Or they are when you have a son who has moved back home and is able to help out around the house by eating cookies. I do love to bake, but don't do it as often as I would like to because neither John nor I need extra calories from home-baked bread, cake, cookies ... all the things I love to eat best.

Last weekend Justin was able to get the prized, semi-secret recipe for "Grandmom's Cereal Cookies" from my mother-in-law. There's nothing like sending a favored grandchild to do your dirty work! I have asked her for the recipe several times, and while she's too kind to refuse me outright, she has usually just changed the subject and the recipe has stayed locked inside her recipe box.

This isn't really a secret cookie; some of you may know them as Ranger Cookies. I've found lots of different recipes for those, but I wanted the official, original, Grandmom-certified recipe. Now that I've got it, it's time to make the cookies!

Whenever I try a recipe for the first time I always make it as written, but this dough was so thick that I only added 2 cups of flour instead of the 2 1/4 that the recipe says. My mother-in-law has also made these with raisins or used corn flakes instead of Rice Krispies, but we are definitely no-raisin, Rice Krispie purists here.

The scent of fresh-baked cookies and full cookie jars has the power
 to make me feel that all is right with the world!

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