Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Sandwiching in the Wednesday Medley
Yes, today is
NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY
They tell us to be
ready to observe the day by having our glasses of milk handy as it is National
Oreo Cookie Day. This day is recognized across the nation each year on
(I must admit I have neither Oreos nor milk on hand. We ran out of milk last night, and I never drink it anyway, so I will not be celebrating this day appropriately!)
As we all know, the
Oreo sandwich cookie is made up of two chocolate disks containing a
sweet cream filling and is loved by millions. Since its introduction,
the Oreo cookie has become the best-selling cookie in the United States.
National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and
produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York
City. Today, the block on which the factory was located is known as
So I'm sandwiching in time to write a blog post for the Wednesday Medley with its Oreo cookie theme. Would you like to join in too? Head on over to at Your Friend from Florida!
Terri asks the questions and bloggers come up with their own answers.
Just go over to Terri's blog,
get the questions, then copy, paste, and answer them on your own blog.
Then you can go back to Terri's and link up, if you like. Here goes!
1. Are you able to pass by a plate of cookies and not take one or are you a bit of a 'Cookie Monster'?
There are cookies I can pass by, and then there are cookies that I cannot pass by. I can pass by almost any storebought cookie (other that Girl Scout cookies or maybe the maple leaf cookies by Dare). I could pass by a plate of homemade cookies too depending on what kind they are.
2. Tell us about your favorite cookie. Have your tastes changed since you were a kid?
I think that they probably have. When I was a kid there did not seem to be as many varieties of homemade (and definitely not as many varieties of store bought) cookies as now. My grandmother made a chocolate cookie that we all loved, a cake-like dark chocolate drop cookie which she frosted with a shiny white icing. Back then, I probably would have said those were my favorite cookie.
It's funny but I don't even really like soft cookies anymore, except possibly for a good molasses drop cookie. I much prefer a chewy, not necessarily crunchy cookie. Like these below, that I created to resemble a favorite cookie from the hometown bakery of my childhood:
3. Enquiring minds want to know if you are a dunker and, if so, do you dunk in milk, coffee, or tea?
I am not really a dunker. Guess I might occasionally do so with a really crunchy cookie like a biscotti, but in general, I don't dunk. And I would never dunk a cookie or anything else in milk, as I just don't drink it.
It is that time of year and they are selling them on every corner and
in front of every store! Do you buy Girl Scout cookies and if you do,
which is your favorite?
We haven't purchased any this year (those boxes DO seem to get smaller every year!) but we usually do. Samoas are probably our favorite. If, like us, you crave the taste of Samoas year round, give these a try:Homemade Samoa Bars! The recipe is from Jocelyn at Inside BruCrew Life, one of the most prolific bakers out there.
But we like the thin mint Girl Scout cookies a lot also.
And -- for an even better chocolate mint cookie, try these: Chocolate Mint Crisps. They are actually not all that crispy, more chewy with the mint glaze on top. Highly recommended!
5. Raw cookie dough. Yay or Nay?
I know that nowadays it's not just the raw eggs that are the issue with raw cookie dough. Now FLOUR has issues! This is just plain unacceptable! So ... should I even admit this? I do occasionally taste the raw cookie dough. I guess I should probably be more concerned about it than I am.
I definitely wouldn't eat the "dough" for these crocheted Oreos (above and below) that I made for the grandkids. 6. Please tell us something random about your week!!
Still winter up here. It is nice, however, to see the sun brighter and stronger and having a melting effect on all the snow. My hubby plows our driveway and yard with an aging plow truck but he is literally running out of places to put the snow. On Saturday he hired a neighbor to come up with a tractor and bucket and move our snow around in advance of Monday's storm.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.