I come from a long line of divine cooks. Their recipes were written on hundreds of little cards and shared. Eventually some of those cards were passed on to me. Every once in a while I like to pull one of those recipes from my ‘family tree’ and get all nostalgic. ’Picked from the Tree’ is a series where I document those recipes from my family tree and maybe share a memory or two.
These little cookies been a family favorite for as long as I remember. Whenever I’m craving some chocolate and have none on hand, this is where I turn. I may not have a bag of M&M’s handy, but I always have oatmeal and baking cocoa in the cupboard. I’ve never posted them before, although I make them almost weekly, because they’re not the most attractive of desserts (in fact, we called them ‘gorilla poops’ growing up) but once I made them today I thought, “Who cares? They still taste amazing.”
So, here you have it. My families version of these fairly common, extremely delicious cookies.