Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday's "Mama Whatcha Cookin?"



Yummy Cookies!


Don't you just want to reach in and take one?
Today, it's my daughter that is making my house smell sooooooo good! She is a third generation "Mama Cooker". The love for cooking comfort food and finding good recipes is going strong in this family. This makes my mama happy to see her granddaughters carry on the love of cooking, nurturing, and homemaking. You see, it's way more than just feeding food to our family and friends. It's showing love, expressing compassion, and just doing something nice for others. I remember mama cooking food for people all the time. Actually she still does! She is 82 and it never surprises me to hear her say she is making a pound cake for somebody. When it comes to mama, she will find a way to get food to someone. She mailed a Frozen Coconut cake (another family favorite) across the country for my daughter's birthday. My daughter had ask her to come visit and make her cake for her birthday that year. Mama couldn't come, so she mailed the cake instead! She brought frozen corn with her( in her luggage) when she came to be with my sister after her first baby was born. She wanted to make our family favorite Fried Corn, and it's best made with garden grown corn! You can't buy it. :) We had an egg farm at the time, and she said she would have brought eggs if she had thought they would make it. She didn't trust the guys throwing the luggage around! (Good thing!) Mama never ceases to amaze us. Maybe it's a "Southern" thing, but I don't think so. I think a lot of people all over this world feel and do the same as we do. Ministering to others in a time of need can be a real gift. We see in the Bible that Jesus saw it was good to feed the crowds that he ministered to and preached to. He fed 5000 with only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish! Maybe that's why our churches are always having food fellowships! It really is a way to minister to someone's inner soul and heart.

So, that is what my daughter is doing today and tomorrow. Her husband's family is moving across town to a new house. She offered to help by making tomorrow's meal for the family and friends that are helping. She is making a big pot of Sausage Potato Soup, Ham and Cheese BBQ Sandwiches, Muffins and her husband's favorite, Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies. As she planned her menu and grocery list, she asked my advice about how to make the soup and how much to make. I have to admit my heart was tweaked as I witnessed another generation of ministering through food growing. When she was little she and her sister would use their play kitchen set and play food and make meals and "take them to people". I would smile and be the sick or needy person for them and enjoy seeing them mimic their mommy. Today, I reap a reward of motherhood, seeing it happen for real. She and her older sister both love to minister in this way, and that makes me a happy mama too.
So, may I share with you this delicious recipe that we have made in our family for years. It came off the back of a bag of Gold Medal flour. The paper is yellowed and old, but it still makes a yummy cookie to sweeten the heart and soul.

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 c granulated sugar
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c (1 stick) margarine or butter softened
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 c Gold Medal Flour :) any kind will do but I must give them credit for such a great recipe.
1/2 c oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350. Beat sugars, margarine or butter, peanut butter, vanilla and egg in medium bowl until creamy and well blended. Mix in flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Blend until all four is stirred in. Add chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls or with a scoop about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute before removing from tray.

Tip for good cookies. Don't over bake.
Yields about 2 dozen cookies. Enjoy!

Till next time,
Mamacooker

15 comments:

  1. Chocolate chip are my all time favorite, I will try this one! They look so yummy!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, yep, I just wanted to reach in and grab one :) T.

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  3. I should have known better than to read this post as I was waiting for diner to cook. lol! i can almost taste those cookies....

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  4. Those sounds so good! I so have to try this!

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  6. yum - sounds perfect. Your Mama sounds fantastic too

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  7. looks delicious, I am now totally hungry
    : )

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  8. Those cookies sound amazing! I can't wait to try them!

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  10. Yummy!!! I want one with my coffee right now!

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  11. Few things in life are better than chocolate chip cookies. This blog post makes me want to cook some tonight using your recipe. :)

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  12. Those look delicious! There is nothing better than a warm chocolate chip cookie.

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  13. Yum, that looks delicious, thank you for the recipe!
    thanks for stopping by my little blog!

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