Tea and Cookies Create the Moment
Tea and Cookies Create Memories across Generations
When I was little, my mom and dad bought me my first “Big Girl” teacup. It was pink, white and cream–so girly! My mom saved it for me over the years, and she finally gave it to me about 10 years ago! When I was small, I enjoyed using the teacup when my grandparents would come over and share tea with us. Invariably, my grandmother would bring her special Heirloom IceBox Oatmeal Cookie for dunking in the tea. Is there anything like the wonderful soothing blend of tea and cookies? I remember sitting there with my mom, my brother and my grandma and grandpa, while Grandma told stories from the past. I felt so grown-up having my own china teacup and sipping tea along with them.
One year for Christmas, my brother and I received a child size “card table”, with it I received a blue tea set. I still remember how much I played with that set, pretending to have tea parties, asking people what they wanted in their tea, and fake drinking my own. When I could get my brother to put down his gun, he would even play along.
The Chief Blonde and her brother..Christmas Tea Party
Heirloom IceBox Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and Bigelow Tea
I was lucky enough to inherit my grandma’s recipe box. Each recipe is carefully prepared in Grandma’s lovely handwriting with preparation instructions, who the recipe originally came from, and often little notes. It’s so precious to have this, opening the box brings my grandmother right back to me!
Grandma’s Recipe for Heirloom Icebox Oatmeal Cookies
I decided to make my grandma’s cookies for Walt. He had also been wanting to try green tea as a replacement for coffee. So I headed off to Walmart to get some Bigelow tea and supplies to make the cookies.
With supplies in hand, I used this recipe to make my Grandma’s Heirloom Icebox Oatmeal Cookie Recipe.
- 1 cup Butter
- ½ cup White Sugar
- ½ Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- ½ tsp. Vanilla
- 1 cup slow or quick Oats
- 2 cups Flour
- ½ t. Baking Soda
- ¼ t. Salt
- Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees
- Cream Butter, White Sugar and Brown Sugar thoroughly
- Mix in Egg,
- Mix in Vanilla
- Mix in Oats
- Prepare Flour Mixture in a separate bowl( Flour, Baking soda and salt)
- Mix Flour Mixture into Butter/Egg Mixutre until combined.
- Scrap mixture from mixing bowl and divide into two parts.
- Make 2 oblong rolls with dough.
- Wrap rolls separately in wax paper and refrigerate overnight
- When ready to bake, slice off ¼” thick slices and place on a cookie sheet sprayed with PAM
- Cook 8-10 Minutes at 400 Degrees
Create new Moments with Old Memories
I shared with Walt, my darling husband, the stories about drinking tea in my special teacup, dunking the special cookies with my grandparents, and the wonderful oatmeal cookie recipe. Bigelow Tea, with its variety of flavors, let us both enjoy the kind of tea that we wanted with our cookies. Bigelow tea just warms you up and as you sit and enjoy, you seem to just open up. Bigelow Tea is 100% family owned, third generation, and the #1 tea company in the USA. The company was started by Cindi Bigelow’s grandmother in her kitchen in 1945. Cindi Bigelow is the current CEO of the company and a lovely Blonde Woman over 45– you know that matters on this blog! Bigelow understands the need to create special moments with your family and believes tea is an excellent vehicle to create special moments. Walt and I agree. The Chief Blonde and Walt share Bigelow Tea, Heirloom Icebox Oatmeal Cookies and special moments with #AmericasTea.
Create Some Bigelow Tea Moments of your Own
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