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As a child I watched and waited in complete fascination as my Aunt Kathie would make no bake chocalate oatmeal cookies. The process was fun to watch because of her concentration. She would say, "You h
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Beach House Blues

posted at 3/23/2010 9:23 AM EDT
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As a child I watched and waited in complete fascination as my Aunt Kathie would make no bake chocalate oatmeal cookies. The process was fun to watch because of her concentration. She would say, "You have to do it just right or the cookies won't set." Even if they didn't set we ate it with a spoon. As time passed the family grew larger and moved around the counrty, so these cookies were reserved for special occasions when everyone was gathered. I have cheated for these cookies during our white elephant games during the holidays, i love them so much! I could never make these cookies myself, which is frustrating since I'm a professional baker. My cookies never set and I have tried everything! Aunt Kathie extended an invitation for my family to join her at her beach house in Galveston this past weekend for spring break. My mom and sister and her family where there having a great time. It would be loads of fun since we had lots of catching up to do. My husband, son and I loaded up the truck with fishing poles, coolers, water toys, everything we would need for a day at the beach, only for it to rain the whole time we were there! Stuck inside due to the cold rain, I asked my aunt to give me a chocolate oatmeal cookie cooking lesson. We drove 20 miles each way for the ingredients, returned soaking wet but giggling and ready to make the cookies ever. While the husbands and kids played video games, Aunt Kathie, Mom, and I went to the kitchen to start the lesson. I know the recipe by heart from my many failures, no need to write anything, I need to watch her process. I sat at the bar with a good view of everything she was doing, so far exactly everything is the same. She gets the wet ingredients boiling and I move directly by her side to watch the master up close. She is gently stirring and explaining this is the crucial part, cook it too long the cookies don't set. The crucial part is she counts in her head to 60 after it starts boiling! She could have told me this years ago! We start dropping spoonfuls on the wax paper and I took my seat right next to them to watch them set! I was 5 years old again waiting for the first mouth watering bite of no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. Thanks for all the memories, old and new.

Beach House Blues

posted at 3/23/2010 2:19 PM EDT
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Great story.

Beach House Blues

posted at 3/23/2010 3:33 PM EDT
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Would you share the recipe? They sound delicious! Thanks.

Re: Beach House Blues

posted at 3/20/2011 2:33 PM EDT
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I too, have missed an important (obvious in hindsite) step in the process.  It is so simple when you realize it.  Glad you finally found yours.

Re: Beach House Blues

posted at 3/20/2011 4:25 PM EDT
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Really enjoyed your story. You have a way of writing, thanks for sharing!

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