Monday, February 28, 2011

Comfort Cookies

Everybody has a favorite family recipe. Stuffed in a book. The page stained with grease, dog-eared, and marked with a pencil star to alert anyone who thumbs through the recipe book that it's a winner.

One of my favorite recipes surfaces all sorts of good, yummy memories. A batch of Raisin Oatmeal Cookies can cure a glum mood or pull the sad sacks out of the doldrums. They taste like home.

Hold on! These aren't your average Raisin Oatmeal Cookies, mind you. I think I was in college when I realized that most of the world ate Raisin Oatmeal Cookies that were crunchy and spiced with cinnamon.

Those are okay, but the Raisin Oatmeal Cookies from my memory are soft and laced with pure vanilla flavor. The raisins aren't chewy and hard. They are soft and loaded with juicy flavor, plumped before baking to heighten the cookie-savoring experience.

This recipe originally came from a package of Spry. If you don't know what Spry is, ask your mom or gramma. If she's over 50, she'll probably know. Or there's always Wikipedia!

Want some of my favorite cookies? Visit the Hummingbird Highway website, scroll down, tap on the word "cookies" and download the recipe.

What's your comfort cookie?