A few weeks ago I wanted to make some cookies and was exploring different options to make. I’m in the process of planning this year’s Rett syndrome fundraiser and was looking through some cookbooks. I decided to explore the family cookbook and was different options for recipes and came across one from Sister Francois, my great-aunt. I only remember meeting Sister Francois a couple of times. However, her skills as a fantastic baker continue to live on in both family lore and reality. In looking at the family tree in the beginning of the book, it appears she passed away when I was about 7 years old. I remember when I was younger going to visit Sister Francois and everyone sharing stories about her baking skills. There are several cookie, cake, and bar recipes in the cookbook which originate from her. I also know that at one point when I went to see her I came home and decided I would become a nun, because at my young age, I believed that one had to be nun to bake like she did. For several reasons, I have begun to know that this is not the case and decided not to become a nun. However, this doesn’t stop me from trying her recipes every once in awhile.
On this occasion, I decided to go with Pineapple Oatmeal Cookies. It sounded like a different kind of cookie recipe. But as I’ve continued to look through old church cookbooks, I’ve found a lot of recipes for Pineapple Oatmeal cookies. I’m still guessing that most people have not made them, or at least not made them recently. Nonetheless, here’s the recipe: