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My first experience baking was when I was a sophomore in high shool - 1962. In "Home Economics" (anyone else remember that?) I baked my first cookie - a snickerdoodle. I felt like the smartest, best b
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posted at 6/23/2010 12:06 AM EDT
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My first experience baking was when I was a sophomore in high shool - 1962. In "Home Economics" (anyone else remember that?) I baked my first cookie - a snickerdoodle. I felt like the smartest, best baker in the state. I STILL love baking cookies and still love a snickerdoodle.

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posted at 6/23/2010 12:40 AM EDT
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Yes, I definitely remember Home Ec...I loved the cooking part; but the sewing part left a lot to be desired. My feeble attempt at making a dress was pitiful...I have no sewing skills at all. And I have a Mother who made a lot of our clothes, plus Barbie clothes for Christmas presents.

Incidentally, I graduated in 1964!

Thanks for sharing...by the way I love snickerdoodles too.

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posted at 6/23/2010 12:41 AM EDT
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I remember---I won the Betty Crocker homemaker of the year in my class of 1955--won a cookbook that I still use---thanks for the memory

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posted at 6/23/2010 1:52 AM EDT
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Great cookies!!

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posted at 6/23/2010 3:40 AM EDT
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My mother always made those cookies while growing up. My husband like them too although he does not eat alot of sweets. Try freezing them after they are cooked and cooled so you can have them at a later time

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posted at 6/23/2010 4:56 AM EDT
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I also graduated from High School in 1964. I have very fond memories of home ec. We made chili, and the boys (boys didn't take home ec, they had shop)got a chance to taste it. In sewing we had to make aprons and place mats. I finally got rid of them a few years ago when I moved. Those were great memories.

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posted at 6/23/2010 1:56 PM EDT
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Great memory, and snickerdoodles also.

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posted at 6/23/2010 11:28 PM EDT
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I like the sewing part tooo

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posted at 6/24/2010 12:29 AM EDT
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I remember home ec well - loved it!

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posted at 6/24/2010 12:48 AM EDT
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My mother always made snickerdoodles from the Betty Crocker cookbook. I haven't made them in years, but I think I'll pull out her cookbook.

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posted at 6/24/2010 4:19 AM EDT
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The one and only true snickerdoodle is from the recipe in the Betty Crocker cookbooks. We still have Mom's Betty Crocker Cookie cookbook. Any other "snickerdoodle", especially the store bought varieties, are just sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. And, believe it or not, there are people who don't know what a snickerdoodle is!

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posted at 6/24/2010 5:15 AM EDT
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I well remember home ec class and very much enjoyed it. I don't recall everything we made, but a do remember one time we made Baked Alaska. We also made aprons, mine was yellow with little flowers on it (The 70's). I don't know what ever happened to it. I'll have to check my Betty Crocker cookbook for that snickerdoddle recipe.

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posted at 6/24/2010 7:53 AM EDT
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I remember Home Ec.. I took it in grades 9-12. We had to make a cake by ourselves, a pie and cookies. Also, the sewing part was something else, we had to make a dress and a blouse. The memories!!!!!!!!

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posted at 6/24/2010 3:44 PM EDT
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Oh, yes, I well remember taking home economics in high school. In fact, when I went to college that was my major. I switched a couple of years later because there were more jobs for elementary teachers than home ec teachers. Good thing I did or I would have been out of a job by now.

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posted at 6/24/2010 10:21 PM EDT
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I never took Home Ec but learned the love of baking from my Mom. Snickerdoodles were a favorite in our house when I grew up and I'm going to have to make them again. It's been quite a few years since we had them, but your memory had me pull out the old recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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posted at 6/24/2010 11:26 PM EDT
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good cookies

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posted at 6/25/2010 12:57 AM EDT
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I can remember Home Economics very well. I don't remember making anything remembering-ha!

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posted at 6/25/2010 1:29 AM EDT
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Yes, I remember Home Ec., and fondly. I often think of the things I learned from those classes when I'm cooking/baking. I'm grateful still that those classes were available to me. They've served me well. How sad that so many schools no longer offer them.

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posted at 6/25/2010 2:47 AM EDT
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I never had home ec (sigh!) - I went to schools that didn't offer it, any grade. However, my son just had his first Home Ec this past year (he was in 6th grade, and they teach it to all students from 6th - 8th at our middle school). He LOVED Home Ec!!! He had to sew a pin cushion; well, it's something only a mom would love... but he enjoyed his cooking and baking! He made cheesy scrambled eggs, mac n cheese, pancakes (but his group messed up that recipe somehow) and chocolate lava cakes. He loved those the most! He brought the recipe home for me to make them for him, too. I know HE should make them, but he's only 11 and they did work in groups in Home Ec, so I don't mind "helping him" make them for now - maybe he'll take charge someday and really cook and bake for others!

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posted at 6/26/2010 3:09 AM EDT
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Great memeories of home economics. The Snickerdoodle cookie is a classic!
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