From My Grandmother’s Files…
I often meet my grandma for lunch during the week because she lives very close to my office. It is a wonderful treat that I take very much for granted since I forget that most people cannot meet their 84 year-old grandmothers for a hot dog just to catch up and chat during their lunch breaks. My grandma is many wonderful things, but possibly her most well-known trait is her phenomenal talent for baking (and tennis and knitting, but that’s just not relevant here). I have mentioned before that baking is a very serious matter in my family, so it shouldn’t have come as any surprise when she pulled this out of her purse today at lunch:
We don’t know where this came from, but it was just too hilarious not to share with all of you. My grandma said she was sorting through her clipped recipes and came upon this snippet. Unfortunately, it has no identifiable marking to search out its origin. Chances are, it’s from the stacks of cooking magazines that she has hoarded under her king-size bed and refuses to get rid of.
I’m quite anxious to try the recipe, because it certainly is not your conventional “back of the bag” recipe. I especially love that it instructs you to make only a few cookies at a time and store the rest in the freezer until “troubled times.”
I hope you enjoy this clever clip as much as I did! And may it give you the “chewy reassurance” we all look for in a perfect chocolate chip cookie.