The idea of School Day Cookies started from my happy childhood memories of a secret family recipe that was handed down by my Grandmother. She was brought up in a French Canadian family in Montreal and was an incredible baker.
The smell of freshly baked cookies brings joy to my heart as I remember my Mother teaching us how to make them. My mother gave me the job as the taster as she taught us how to perfect the baking secret.
As a child I remember feeling that these cookies were so good that I had to share them with everyone!
When I was a young mother, I baked these cookies for my own children. Hard to believe that such a healthy recipe could taste so good.
I used to bake the oatmeal cookies and bring them to work for holiday gifts. People always wanted the recipe. Since the recipe really is a family secret, I discovered a way to share it with them by creating a mix. They loved it! It also gave them the experience of baking happy memories with their own children.
In my office, I work with families going through divorce and separation. I see many families who don’t have any special interactions that create happy memories. I decided to offer my oatmeal cookie mix to share the experience of togetherness, joy and a delicious treat.
You’d be surprised what children remember. I love to encourage family relationships though baking cookies. It opens the possibilities for magic and loving memories of a lifetime.