It’s National Cookie Day.    As Cookie Monster says ‘ME LOVE COOKIES”!

   Have you ever had a bad cookie?  “Why yes, YES I HAVE”!  Several years ago in Arkansas some friends were taking plates of cookies to give to friends for Christmas.   I know a lot of people who do that and I always appreciate it.   These cookies tasted like ……  well let’s be kind they tasted like they forgot to use sugar.  I mean these cookies were bad, not even dunking them in milk helped!  And if you can’t dunk and cookie in milk …. WHAT IS THE POINT?

   My mother used to make the most beautiful Ginger Bread houses, and I helped.  How, when the Ginger Bread was overcooked …DAVE TO THE RESCUE.  She would give me the ginger bread fresh out of the oven and I went to dunking.   Not saying I ever did this, wink ,wink nudge , nudge but the oven temp might have been messed with a few times.  

   But my favorite cookie has to be the Chocolate No Bake cookies!   Some people call them Haystacks, some Gorilla Poop, I just call them MINE!

    My mother worked as a nurse in the evening so when I was a teen I spent most evenings at home by myself and I would get this craving.   So to the phone I went and called Mom at work to ask for the recipe,  I did it enough that her co-workers gave her a bad time about her son the cookie maker and that led me to make a couple of dozen for her co-workers.  Now don’t get me wrong I made some for myself too.

    Here is how to make these No Bakes

2 cups white sugar  —- ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder—- ½ cup of milk—– ½ cup of margarine — 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract- a pinch of salt —-1/2 cup peanut butter (optional) and 3 cups of quick cooking oats

In a saucepan over medium heat combine the sugar, cocoa, milk, and margarine and bring it to a boil stirring occasionally.  Boil for 1 minute, then remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oats. 

Drop spoonful’s onto wax paper, let them cool (if you have the will power) for about an hour.

Now a hint, if they don’t set up right a spoon will get them off the wax paper into your mouth!  And sometimes a spoon right into the sauce pan after it has cooled a little is a treat.  Not that I ever did that wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

 We had some fun with national cookie day. Listen here


Here is today’s stupid news—Forged in fire- we play possum, and go to a Waffle House listen here 


Laff lines is Jerry Seinfeld about what else COOKIES