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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! What is your fav?

COOKIES! ~ a treat for any age but how did they get started, how did the 'cookie' get its name? Did you know the 'cookie' actually goes back to the 7th century? Now, that's a long way back, folks! I doubt very seriously it was the same as the cookie we know today. But, what did it look like? Was it really tasty? How was it sweetened? Is a 'cookie' called a 'cookie' all over the world? Do cookies look and taste the same the world over?  

Whoa! Slow down! Stop for a moment! Let's take it easy on the questions and look for some of the answers. Because of the extent of the history behind the cookie, you will need to investigate history of cookies and how baked delights came to be to find the answers.

There are eight basic types of cookies: bar cookies, drop cookies, fried cookies, molded cookies, no-bake cookies, refrigerator (ice box) cookies, rolled cookies and sandwich cookies. Regardless of the type, any time is cookie time at any age! Ready to celebrate and have a cookie...maybe LOTS of cookies?

December 4 is...
National Cookie Day!



THE Cookie

Ah-h-h! The cookie
That thin, sweet, small cake
Biscuit or snack treat

Molasses Cookies (Recipe)

What is your favorite -
The one most desired
The one most elite?

Chewy Caramel Mystery Cookies (Recipe)

Is it the Oreo -
Rich dark chocolate
With vanilla cream...

 Homemade Oreo Cookies (Recipe)

Or perhaps peanut butter
All to itself
Nothing in between?

Peanut Butter Cookies (Recipe)

Could it be oatmeal
Chocked full of raisins
Oats and spices...

 Oatmeal Cookies (Recipe)

Or is it chocolate chip
A brown sugar delight
Whose aroma alone entices?

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (Recipe)

What about pecan sandies
All buttery, light and crisp 
Loaded with nutty tidbits?

Pecan Sandies (Recipe)

Whatever your heart's desire
It's full of sheer goodness
With its share of crav'ns & fits!

Sharla Lee Shults

What is your favorite cookie?

Do you remember the "Cookie" tune?


Is your mouth watering yet?

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!

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