Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canada Day ~ Buffalo Cookies


Happy Canada Day!

Today Canada is celebrating it's 143 birthday. It's an opportunity for communities to gather from coast to coast and to celebrate all that we have in common. It's a day for us to celebrate a heritage passed down to us through history. As we look ahead we proudly face the future with confidence and future!

I've always wondered why these were called Buffalo Cookies, so I looked up the word buffalo and it symbolizes knowledge. It represents generosity, and more so, survival and courage. I have been baking these cookies for years, a family favorite that is packed with nutritional value while camping, skiing, or hiking. It represents a generous size, and offers survival when those hunger pangs are screaming after a hard day hiking, skiing or cycling. Most of you will recognize that all the ingredients are staples in your kitchen pantry.

Buffalo Cookies
  • 1 cup melted margarine
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 11/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 11/4 cup crunched cornflakes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips.
Instructions
  1. Cream margarine with sugars, adding eggs.
  2. Add vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and mix.
  3. Add flour and mix.
  4. Add the additional dry ingredients and mix well.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes, till they are lightly colored. When you take them out of the oven, I let the pan slap/drop on the counter...it changes the texture slightly, but oh, are they good.

I'm still wondering how these cookies represent Courage....
Ah...maybe the fact that they have too many calories. Do you have the courage to resist these?
Maybe the courage to say NO! I don't think so! After you've had the courage to hike those mountain tops, or cycle to Alaska, you best deserve a treat.

Hoping you are all celebrating Canada Day!

8 comments:

  1. Happy Canada Day to all of my "northern" neighbors. We salute you.

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  2. I've always loved Canada! Have a wonderful day and thank you always for your site.

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  3. Those sound great ! On the menu for next week now. Have a wonderful Canada Day!

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  4. My girl requested chocolate chip cookies as a welcome home treat - this recipe looks very tempting!

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  5. They look great Marg! Happy Birthday to Canada!

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  6. I just found this blog...I can tell I will be spending some time here. These cookies look great! ~Julie~

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  7. Happy Canada Day to you as well. I've never heard of buffalo cookies but they do look yummy.
    We celebrate with a community pancake breakfast that's always fun and then there are parades and other events. Fireworks tonight that will have my dog shaking in his little paws. :-)

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  8. We made these at our house with rice krispies instead of cornflakes and call them Ranger cookies. I never knew how that name came about either!

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