Recipe StoryWhenever Irene made these cookies as an adult, people asked for the recipe, which she was glad to pass along. Irene claims that she was usually talking so fast, she forgot to add one instruction: “Mix by hand.” Irene hates to admit that she forgot that vital instruction on more than one occasion, and that, perhaps, after a few incidents, all her friends threw the recipe away.
Her friend Zeita Parker couldn’t wait to go home and make Irene’s Buffalo Chip Cookies for her children. She wanted any excuse to use the brand-new stand mixer (the latest model) her mother-in-law had given her as a gift. Back in the late 1960s, it was like the latest model iPhone, but for the kitchen. Irene was kind enough to share her recipe. Zeita proceeded to make the cookies as instructed, adding all the ingredients to the bowl of her fancy kitchen appliance. The dough was so dense and chunky that the mixer jumped right off the counter like a scene from The Twilight Zone. It was whirling around on the floor possessed, throwing cookie dough into every corner of the kitchen! Even though the mixing bowl broke, the incident was so funny that it has provided years of intense, tear-inducing belly laughs.
We will guide you safely through this recipe, but trust us when we tell you it’s time to mix by hand.