I'm so excited about these cookies!
Why you ask?
Because they come with a story!
I LOVE stories!!
This recipe was sent to me by a member of the NSBR message board at Two Peas in a Bucket. I've been a member of this community for over 7 years. It's an interesting mix to women (and some men) . They've offered me some great, and not so great, advice over the years. They were there with words of encouragement when I was first dealing with my daughters developmental delay. They make me laugh, they make me cry. It's a great place and I'm happy to be part of it.
When I first started this blog, I asked my friends, the "Peas" as they're called, for help coming up with the recipes for the states. I was so excited when one member sent me this lovely story about her grandmother, Cleo Holloman, who made these cookies for Oklahoma State 75th Anniversary Celebration. She writes:
"This was my grandmother's recipe that she made for the Oklahoma state 75th anniversary celebration. From what I understand each county extension homemakers group did a special tribute at their county fair booth and she made these cookies. That's one reason the recipe makes so darn many cookies. She sent these to church camp and 4-H camp with the kids from my hometown as snacks for years as well."
Cleo passed away last September at almost 93-years old.
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup pecans
Drop by 1/4 cups full onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You will only be able to fit 6 cookies per sheet (I used full sized sheet pans). Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden.