This Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Is a Special Family Heirloom — I Gave It My Own Festive Twist
Each summer, the same families return to this rustic fishing-turned-family camp. My parents, sister, and I have been spending a week there since I was four years old. But we're no longer the "kids" -- the next generation has taken our place ringing the heavy, old-fashioned dinner bell at 6 p.m. sharp, standing at the kitchen's screen door, hungrily eyeing the cookies cooling on the table. Betty Cobb ran the kitchen when I was a child, and we all knew that fresh cookies were made daily. Her cookies -- be it oatmeal raisin, gingersnap, or chocolate chip -- are something that any frequent camp guest will happily expound upon, along with their love for Betty. We often reminisce about unwrapping them by the pond after picnic lunches or handing them out to hikers on the Appalachian trail as we made a comparatively very short trek to reach the Kennebec River..