Double Almond Cookies

I like making Oatmeal Raisin cookies when Spouse and I go on a road trip.  I’ve been doing this for years now.  He makes the Bacon and Egg Sandwiches we usually have for brunch on the road.  Then I  have a thermos of hot coffee and another for iced water.  I also pack some trail mix, that candy called orange slices or maybe gummy bears.   Of course, you’ll need some paper towels in the car too….oh and a pack of those wipes.

Spouse told a friend about my habits and I got teased no end.  Our friend accused me of  flipping pancakes in the back seat when we drove up to Montana years ago.  I wouldn’t go that far!  Then again…if the back seat was a Dodge Sprinter Westfalia….cooking on the road mmm…ideal!  Dang…I wonder if I was an old cook in those cattle runs from Dallas to Denver in some previous life?

On our road trip to Kansas City last week, I thought I’d try something else.  This recipe was based on a Pecan Cookie from the 2006 Taste of Home Cookbook.  I was out of pecans and decided to use the slivered almonds I keep in the freezer for salads and toppings.  It turned out really nice so I gave it a new name…. Continue reading “Double Almond Cookies”

Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies


We’re doing some painting around the house and I figured I’d make a batch of cookies as a reward for all the hard work *wink, wink* we’ve already done.

This particular recipe was from the  internet and is called Mrs. Field’s Cookies. I found it years ago and am not sure if it’s still online.  I revised it to suit my tastes and  baking at high altitude. Then I gave it a more descriptive name.  It’s a very good recipe, very straightforward and simple. With the oatmeal, it’s also healthier than your regular chocolate chip cookies.

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