Global Grammas is headquartered in the interior of British Columbia. This summer, poor old BC has had hundreds of forest fires and we have so much smoke that we are having to export it to the rest of Canada (sorry…). It’s been pretty grim with some days where we can’t see across the street and other days that are “clear” enough to see almost 500 meters.
BC has had to ask for help to fight the more than 500 fires currently burning in our usually beautiful province. Our local firefighters have been heroic and we have welcomed help from other provinces and Australia and Mexico and the Canadian Army.
The little town where Global Grammas lives has an international tent city of firefighters camping out in a park and the army camping out by the airport. These camps each have about 100 firefighters who are, by this time, probably very tired and missing home.
So Global Grammas declared today THANK YOU COOKIES FOR FIRE FIGHTERS DAY. With the help of a recipe from a Global Gramma and some energetic young Australian visitors with amazing cooking mixing muscles, we baked about 300 cookies and packaged them up (remembering to put a list of ingredients on the boxes in case some of the firefighters have allergies) and delivered cookies to each of the camps.
It’s hard to put into words how much Global Grammas appreciates these courageous men and women putting up with camp life and spending their days fighting fires so we can remain safe. Cookies seem like such a small thing and we hope they go a little way towards giving these firefighters some idea of how much we value the job they are doing for us.
If you have disaster workers helping out in your area, or if you have local firefighters or ambulance people or whatever, cookies are always a great way to send a little “THANK YOU” for the amazing job they do. Here’s the recipe we used…
ONE CUP COOKIES RECIPE
This recipe makes about 100 cookies and they are very delicious. The recipe is also very forgiving so if you have lots of one thing and not much of another, you can use what you have on hand (like nuts instead of raisins or whatever).
- 3 eggs
- 3 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup cocoanut
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup flour
Mix the eggs, margarine, peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar then add everything else. Drop teaspoon size blobs onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350ºF / 160ºC for ten minutes or so.
ENJOY & SHARE!