This past weekend, I was browsing through a copy of the Kalaheo Missionary cookbook that my Mom gave me and came across some really interesting recipes. Stuff you would only find in a Hawaiian church cookbook.
Heroes in a half shell...chili power.
Then, I found it.
My grandma's oatmeal cookies!
The best part about this recipe? The no-frills directions. Four steps. That's all there is to it. No mention of greasing the pan or how big to roll the cookies or how long to bake them. That's completely up to you.
And that, my friends, is the beauty of simplicity.
This is in memory of a simpler time, long, breezy summer vacations in Kauai but most of all, an amazing woman.
1. Beat together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
3. Flour, baking soda and chopped nuts all go in together.
(I added the oats here, too.)
4. Bake at 350 degrees.
And that's that :)
I was tempted to add some salt and a handful of chocolate chips (Me? Add more chocolate to every recipe imaginable?) but I wanted to stay true to the original recipe. The result is similar to a sugar cookie with some added texture from the oatmeal.
The best memories are the ones that can be recreated in your own kitchen.
I love reminiscing.