Baking with Memories // Guest Post By Kati

My grandmother, Mommom as she is affectionately called, is a wonderful woman. She loves the Lord. She loved her husband of sixty-six years and still loves him even though he has left her to be with his Lord and Savior. She loves her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She has an excellent memory! She can remember every birthday of every single family member (and that is quite a lot since my dad is one of eight and she has 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren plus those who have married into the family.) She can listen to another conversation while taking part in another. She can put her finger on anything she has in her house, one of her children's school picture shirts, a receipt from 20 years ago, birthday cards, party favors, lunchboxes, Easter baskets... Since she lives just three doors down from us, I will occasionally walk down to her house and we will spend an hour, sometimes two, sitting in her living room talking. She can make the best coconut cake, peanut butter cake, and boiled cookies.

Ever since I can remember we have made her recipe for boiled cookies. Dad or my sister Kristin would make them some evening and sometimes we couldn't even wait for them to cool. :) I always think about Mommom when I make boiled cookies. We have made these cookies so many times that the original recipe card that Mommom gave us faded so that we could hardly read the recipe. We copied the recipe over but kept the old card in her handwriting. In our recipe book we have the new copy and the old recipe side by side.

They are so easy to make and so yummy. They use some of the best ingredients out there: chocolate, peanut butter, oats... I mean, what could get better than all those ingredients put together? ;)

  In a medium saucepan put together:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter
  Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 1/2 minutes. Take off heat.

  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  Place tablespoonfuls on waxed paper lined cookie sheet and refrigerate until hardened.

I'm Kati. I am 18, a child of the Heavenly Father, daughter, sister to two sisters and a brother, sister-in-law to two I think of as a brother and a sister, proud aunt to eight, and a homeschool graduate. I like to bake, read, craft, blog and take pictures of anything and everything from my nieces and nephews to my kitties to nature with my trusty friend Nick (my Nikon D3000). We have lots of fun preserving memories together. I look forward to the day when I have my own home and family to take care of. In the meantime I take comfort in this verse, 'For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.' --Jeremiah 29:11

Please take a minute to stop by Kati's Little Corner of the World for a visit. She'd love to have you, I'm sure. :)


  1. Lovely story about your grandmother, Kati. :) I enjoyed reading it.

    The cookies sound very tasty. :9 I might have to give it a try one of these days. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  2. I need to make these cookies again...soon! Love that they have a story behind them.

  3. this sounds delicious!!

  4. Nela-- I hope when you make them that you will love them as much as I do! You'll have to let me know. :)

    Kristin-- Maybe we should make a batch some sunday...

  5. Pretty Lady-- I'm sorry I didn't see your comment when I wrote my other one! They are quite delicious!


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