This is a big pile of Addy’s awesome oatmeal raisin cookies!
And Christopher is stealing one! I don’t blame him. They are delicious. They’re the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve ever had. Really!
I had to work long and hard to get this recipe. When I worked at a medical center in California, I worked with a lovely woman named Adelaide – Addy for short. We worked closely together and she acted like a pseudo mom to me.
But she was territorial about her oatmeal cookies. She told me that this recipe was her grandmother’s.
I cajoled and cajoled and these were some of the arguments I used:
“Don’t you want everyone to know how delicious these cookies are?”
“Don’t you want to spread these cookies far and wide? Remember, I’m from the East Coast.”
“These are the best oatmeal cookies ever, Addy!”
One of those arguments worked. Did I feel guilty? A little, but Addy ended up telling me that she wasn’t really sure why she hadn’t given out the recipe before me. She guessed it was because her grandmother kept it so secret.
I’m so glad she gave it to me. Addy died many years ago, but her memory and her cookies live on.
On to Addy’s Awesome Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe