Cookies and Milk and Mildred Bailey

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Mildred Bailey was one of the greats. I love her voice, especially on this Benny Goodman classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7jM35qI9Yg.

When you start to feel down, it’s great to listen to a song like this and remember everything good in life – notably that we are not involved in a world war. Enjoy some cookies and milk while you hear the music, and life is just about perfect.

My husband has celiac disease, and I’m always in search of interesting and not-too-difficult-to-prepare gluten-free recipes. Here’s one for cookies.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

2 oz. sugar
4 oz. butter or margarine
2 oz. maple syrup
8 oz. gluten-free oatmeal
2 oz. sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
Under low heat, warm margarine, sugar and maple syrup in a pot. DO NOT BOIL.
Remove pan from stove and gently stir in oatmeal and sunflower seeds.
Press mixture into the bottom of a well-greased dish. It should be about 1/8” thick.
As soon as mixture is cool to the touch, cut into cookies.

Makes about 20.

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