Walk down memory lane….
I was UNCOOL (I know, I am still not the coolest cat). I was new to this lovely high school on the last year of high school. Yes, my parents love me…they even loved me then (even though I was a teenager!) Yes it was torture, which is why I promised myself I would NEVER make my kids switch schools in high school. It is quite painful just being a kid, let alone being the new kid.
The only redeeming quality I found on day one in that torture chamber was the delicious oatmeal cookies or Galettes au gruau (as they were called). Everyday that is all I would have for lunch. Honest, this is so sad, I would enjoy a cookie like it was my last meal. Far be it for me to bring a healthy and delicious lunch…I mean: come on!!!!
Why I ended up there is unknown, especially since my brother was also in high school and he went to a completely different school…the one we were districted for…. mmmmm as I write all this I really have some questions for my parents when they visit us at the end of the month!
Bottom Line: the cookies. They were so amazing and I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. So much so that when Denise (friend from high school….yes I eventually made friends) “facebooked” me about the recipe even more friends (I made more than one!) replied on my Facebook wall regarding the famous cookies!
After much internet research (not really…I am internet lazy) I think I put together a good replica of our school’s Oatmeal Cookies.
1 cup salted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups regular oatmeal (not quick)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine your flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
In another large bowl cream your butter until soft and pale. Add your eggs and brown sugar, combine well. Add your flour mixture, I like to use a wooden spoon at this point but it is up to you. Finally fold in your oatmeal. Scoop your cookie dough on your prepared pans, gently press down on the dough and bake in your preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
Let cool completely….if you are that patient…we all know I am not! I burnt myself, again.
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Peace and High School…. :p
Note #1: another interesting memory just came back to me: in January of my last year I was called into the principal’s office (no I wasn’t in trouble) and they informed me I was in the wrong school. I mean, seriously! Come on people! I simply told the “lady/person/who ever” that I wasn’t leaving. Thank you and have a nice day. Geez! Way to torture the insecure teenager!
Note #2: I found this lovely website with Quebec Recipes: here (beware it’s all in french!)
Share my recipe here as well: