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   Posted 4/21/2009 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
We all know that aromas can elicit the memories faster than any other stimulus. Think back to when you were younger...it doesn't matter what age. Think of coming into a home where someone was baking cookies. Ohhh, that wonderful smell of fresh baked cookies.

My mom used to make wonderful chocolate chip cookies and my mouth is watering just thinking of them and the smell. I can see her in our kitchen when I was about ten, with her homemade apron on around her waist. I can see the wallpaper she used in the dining area and the table where we had supper together. I remember the black and white linoleum tiles dad laid on the floor when he remodeled. And my dad coming in the back door to give mom a hug. OK, I best stop now...lol

What memories do you have that relate to the smell of baking cookies, or another favorite confection.?
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   Posted 4/21/2009 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
At Christmas time my mom use to make Cherry Twinkles, The cookies have a distinctive smell to them because the cookie dough is made of the zest of Lemons and Oranges You actually grate the peeling off of Oranges and Lemons and put it in the cookie dough and you leave the dough set in the Frig for at least 24 hours before you make and bake the cookies. The cookies themselves are soft and have a light yellow appearance the cookies are topped with chopped Pecans and Have a half Candied Cherry in the center. and the cookie has a slight lemon-orange citrus flavor. And the smell of them baking is just indescribably good! When I smell them baking it definitely means it is Christmas time. My mom use to bake allot cookies and Pies and also Cakes, she was and excellent cook, but the cookies and Pies were always my favorites! Some of the things she made were from  old family recipes and I carry on the tradition of making them! Of all the cookies my Mom made, Cherry Twinkles and of course Snow Balls, were my all time favorites, and now when I make them I always think of her! When she baked if the cookies or what ever she baked turned out exceptionally well (which was just about always), she would alway say "I got a good stab on that batch" the funny thing is, (and my kids razz me about it) when I cook something and it turns out really well I say the same thing! "Ah this is good! I got a really good stab on this batch!" smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 4/21/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
It's chocolate chip cookies for me too!


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   Posted 4/21/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to love the smell of cakes baking. When I was young, my brother Louie, was a teen and seven years older than me. He did all the cooking and baking and was wonderful about it. He let me read the box and taught me how to bake myself. He was a great guy to have for a brother. He grew up to be a chef.

Thanks for letting me share.

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