Yes, I was that kid in the early 80’s who wasn’t allowed to watch anything except educational TV and who’s mom experimented with Tofu and Carob chips. Luckily none of it scarred me for life!
Honestly though, my mom was, and is, a great cook. However with five kids, a husband who worked a lot and a job herself she didn’t have a lot of time for discretionary baking. We had a lady who used to come in and clean the house and watch us**-Mrs Jordan-and SHE was the baker. No carob chips there!
One of my favorite things she used to bake was “Thumb Print Cookies”. These were little cookies that were rolled into balls, then rolled in crushed nuts, and finally “squished” with your thumb to make a flat cookie with a divot in the middle. When they came out of the oven a dollop of jam was placed into the divot. . .
I’m not sure if it was the fun of the process-after all there was messy rolling & squishing involved-or the taste of the cookies I loved. I just know I have happy memories of sitting around the kitchen counter, eating cookies and drinking milk with my siblings.
Well, even if baking cookies is the most frugal method, I don’t always have time, and I’m sure many of you don’t either. So I was happy to share this opportunity that Nabisco presented me with:
The Smiles are on them, FREE* cookies are on Nabisco. Join Nabisco’s Facebook Fan page. Download great savings at facebook.com/nabiscocookies on April 5 (and the first Monday of each month for the rest of 2010) while supplies last.
So if you’ve already got cookies and milk on your shopping list, you don’t want to miss this chance to get another package for free!
*Consumer must buy 1 package of Nabisco cookies and 1 gallon of milk and get their second purchase of cookies for FREE.
April maximum 210,000 coupons. Limit one per household.
**Note: I know that sounds all rich and extravagant-but with 5 kids it was actually easier, cheaper and better (since there was housecleaning thrown in) to have someone come to us rather than put all 5 of us in daycare. Heck, the five of us would have been an entire daycare by ourselves!