Cookie Candy…

I didn’t grow up with lots of family get togethers. As a kid in a town where everyone was related to everyone I often felt like an outsider.

When I was a kid there was always one family that made me feel like everything was all right in the world. I imagine they never knew how important they were to me.

I always looked for them at Christmas concerts, baseball games and hated when they missed a rare Sunday at church. I loved hearing them laugh.  I loved being around their entire family. It’s not like I sat with them or ran to them for a hug. That just didn’t happen when I was a kid like it does today for my kids. To me, Ron and Vicki were the biggest influences in my life after my parents.

I am smiling as I write this. I am fully aware that this is my memory and that their entire family might be sitting around wondering what the hell this crazy woman is saying about them on the internet. But, I still thank you.


Cookie Candy

1/2 cup margarine

1 cup brown sugar

Melt together and add;

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups oatmeal

Pat on buttered cookie sheet. It won’t fill your entire cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 for 12 to 18 minutes until golden brown. Cut into large squares.

p.s Watch it. I have ruined this recipe many times.

Cookie Candy


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7 thoughts on “Cookie Candy…

  1. WE LOVE YOU TOO, KYLA!! Not too weird, and not too stalky. We have always felt like your family was our family! I will definitely share this with Mom and Dad. They will be very touched. You made my day!

    1. Wow Kyla….you brought tears to my eyes! This is not weird….it is a great compliment! You should have come for hugs! Ingest hugs from your mom and dad every time I’m home and I see them! Next time I see you be prepared for a hug!

      1. I do now. But, not when I was a kid. That just wasn’t “a thing’ like it is now for my kids. Ya know? I do love a good Bryant hug 🙂

  2. Nothing wrong with being a bit crazy Kyla! Our family kind of thrives on it so you actually just recognized kindred spirits! Thanks for the compliments – this will mean a lot to Mom and Dad! By the way……..I am the only one that cannot make Cookie Candy successfully. I have tried and tried and have given up!

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