Ceecee's Oatmeal Chocolate-Flax Cookies
"If I put flax and oatmeal in a cookie along with some dark chocolate that makes them a health food, right?.....right??? Come on work with me here, people! Ok, ok maybe they are not a health food but they are delicious and remind me of the homemade ones my Mom made us when we were kids."—Ceecee L.
Gayle's Snack Mix
"The only snack I received in my lunchbox was carrots. Healthy? Yes. Fun? Not so much. But I did bake a lot growing up, so my after-school snacks were better. Though this wasn't part of my repertoire back then, I've come up with a trail-mix (though I call it a "I need an afternoon snack mix") that would have been great in my backpack to eat on the bus ride home."—Gayle S.
Pintchow's Ondeh Ondeh
"Ondeh ondeh is a traditional Nyonya sweet in Penang where I grew up. My mother would take us to the market to hunt down the popular mobile cart for these elusive coconut covered treats. The explosion of molten gula melaka (brown sugar) inside the chewy glutinous rice flour ball, is a childhood sensation that I recall fondly. To this day, I make variations, using a sweet potato base, rolling shards of gula melaka around the dough, before boiling the treats in water and rolling in coconut flakes."—Pintchow
Robyn's Pie Dough Cookies
"Whenever my mom made pies she would save all the scrap dough and make little cookies with jam and sugar. They were so precious and we got to eat them while the pies were baking! Of course the pie was the main thing but these little treats were just so special and heightened the anticipation."—Robyn F.
Carolyn's Strawberry Tart
"I was an unusual kid- I loved stinky cheese, rare steak, and my favorite dessert was strawberry tart. I even asked for it instead of birthday cake!"—Carolyn S.
Laura's Caramel Cheerio Treats
"My favorite childhood treat was Rice Krispy treats. I'd make them with my mom or sometimes even have a store bought one stashed in my lunchbox, and they were always tasty and brought a smile to my face. I recently made this more grown up version with Cheerios, salted peanuts, and caramel sauce, and somehow it still has that classic flavor and brings me back to childhood with one bite."—Laura D.
Natalie's No-Bake Cookies
"The best part about these cookies when I was little was that I could make them all on my own: NO PARENTS REQUIRED! Just mix everything together on the stovetop, drop onto some wax paper, and voila: COOKIES!"—Natalie P.
Posie's Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies
"Here is an excellent recipe for malted chocolate chip cookies, classic childhood fav, awesome when you are 4, awesome when you are 40..."—Posie H.