The Good Mood Food Blog- Donal Skehan: :: Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies!
This is one treat you must try... I'm on my way!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Have you ever wondered why traditional cookie recipes remain heartwarming? I still find old mounds of sugary and peanut butter cookies very addicting. Perhaps its the time-tested vintage taste that will have you reminiscing back to earlier days?
When I was a kid, making sugar cookies were one of my mother's masterpieces. She had an old recipe from my grandmother. The cookie recipe was not easy to make and I just loved helping her make the dough. Since cookies were among her most selling baked-good at her Holiday Bakery (after her puddings), I enjoyed times when I help rolling out the dough and cut them out using our small supply of holiday cookie cutters. I loved decorating them with icing. She showed me how to deal with the simple tasks of making cookies and baking cakes.
Over the years, I learned making prettier sugar cookies with mom. I even took pre-baked cookies in school and made fun cookie decorating messes with a few classmates after classes. Once, I was amazed the neighbor children to return my plate, empty, within just minutes of having sent it over. I never in my wildest dreams imagined making delicious cookies at age 12. I never expected to inherit my grandmother's arm strength to beat the egg whites stiff by hand using an old-fashioned whisk (I prefer using my father's hand-made whisk). A method that I am still good at today (thanks to my small arms!)
Those cookies were simply that good and I've never considered trying another recipe. It's maybe the reason why I feel nostalgic every time I style mom's old-fashioned cookie recipe into modern dreidels. I long for her every time I ponder upon Pillsbury bake-offs remembering her sweating as she wrestled with the heavy antique irons over an open flame on the stove.
|Filipino Meringue Cookies (Pasencia) by Apple Pie, Patis & Pate|
|Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Cookies - A photo from Mommy's Kitchen|
|Traditional Shortbread Cookies - Photo by Addie's Pantry|
|Old Peanut Butter Cookies - Photo by Delicious Dishes|
Even with the popularity of Splenda today, a lot of people still use the classic brown sugar and wheat pastry flour in place of modern flour. It's also awesome that oatmeal is still remembered a great substitute to contemporary dried ingredients. Tradition still reigns!
|Oatmeal still a great substitute to contemporary dried ingredients|
|A Splenda cookie today|
|The unforgettable tradition of brown sugar cookies|
|The flour that keeps melting my heart|
At the corner of my heart, I know that there will never be other memorable-tasting cookies to beat hers. Not for anything else but because it carries the love of the traditional sugar cookie recipe we used to know- from mom.