Imagine my surprise when a friend posted the recipe on Facebook. I knew I had to take a trip down memory lane and make me some of these cookies.
|In my defense, I did not notice that in addition to the copious amounts of sugars and eggs, that the recipe also called for three cups of flour and six cups of rolled oats. I would like to think alarms would have gone off in my head and I would have immediately cut this recipe in half. At this point we will never know for sure.|
|When the recipe said to add the ingredients to a large mixing bowl, I didn't realize it meant a commercial size mixing bowl, rather than a large kitchen size. This is not good. Not good at all.|
|Once I had the dough shaped into rolls and wrapped in plastic, I refrigerated them for the day. (I'm pretty sure refrigerating them for the day versus night thingy didn't impact the outcome of the cookie)|
And here they are. Just as I remembered them, only mine aren't nearly as large as the McKinney oatmeal cookies. Jim did not have the McKinney oatmeal cookie memory, so when he tasted one he said "Wow, you could sell these!" to which I replied, "They did!"
And that is the saga of the oatmeal cookie.