We've made m&m cookies and oatmeal raisin cinnamon chip. So far, so good.
Tonight we're making golden nuggets. They're in the oven now. This was my mom's favorite cookie that's kind of a candy, and I pulled out her yellowed old recipe card, neatly typed on an army typewriter. I haven't made them since she died, because only she and I liked them (I'm testing them out on the bird family). I got a little verklempt, but it also made me happy as hell just to share. They smell good already, and I can't wait to see if they come out like I remember.
My dad's favorites were always chocolate. It's funny, because he likes the chocolate chip cookies, the peanut butter bon bons and the fudge. Mom liked the oatmeal and the golden nuggets and the snickerdoodles. She was such a guy ;)
As far as I remember, the golden nuggets were one of Grandma Schrader's war rationing recipes, because it's all brown sugar and eggs and oil, not butter or white sugar.
So. Golden Nuggets
2 1/2 c brown sugar
1 cup oil
1 1/2 c flour
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 c nuts
Beat eggs well. Add in brown sugar and stir well. Add oil. Sift flour and salt together and add in. Stir in vanilla and nuts. Makes 2 13X9 pans (batter needs to be spread thinly) Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown. Sift powdered sugar over top while still warm.