Since our announcement last month about being new YesVideo Ambassadors, my Mom and I have since received our DVD’s that were converted from old video tapes. There have been many tears and laughs as we have watched the old videos. Yesterday my twelve year old niece Maddie was over baking Christmas cookies with her Grandma Laura, and I instantly thought of a video clip we got back from YesVideo. It is of Maddie in the kitchen at age 3 helping her Mom bake a cake.
It’s such a fun video clip. While she was stirring the batter, Maddie’s Dad was trying to get her to sneak a lick without her Mom knowing. Maddie of course refused and told on her Dad. It’s funny how some things never change. My brother is always the prankster. You can watch the fun video clip through this share link if you like. It’s hosted on the YesVideo web site. I love that we can easily share our videos with friends and family by email or posting to Facebook.
Maddie and her Grandma made some Oatmeal Scotchies yesterday. As the official taste tester, I can tell you they were very good. It’s great that we all live so close together so my nieces can get some quality time with their Grandma, and also learn from her.
It’s fun to go back and watch old videos and see how much everyone has changed, or not changed in some instances. It’s also neat to see how far along our technology has come. In the case of baking Christmas cookies, the hand mixer has been replaced by a KitchenAid mixer. Maddie loves using our new cookie scoop.
Maddie and her Grandma used the recipe right on the back of the bag of Nestle Butterscotch Morsels to make their Oatmeal Scotchies. Here’s the recipe:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups (11 ounce pkg.) Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon or with a cookie scoop onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a walk down memory lane, and seeing how we are creating holiday memories then and now.
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