School Projects and Rock Cookies

The best projects are those where you learn something you will never forget.

And there is not much more in this world that I love than travelling. Coming in a close second for things I love is: feeling like I am travelling while in my own home.

My daughter recently completed a report on Barbados. You know those geography reports: read up on the country, write a report, draw some pictures and (this is optional) bring in a little something for the classmates to enjoy as the report is presented on said country.

So…Barbados. I have never been there and was a little apprehensive as to what we could bring into the class for sharing but mere hours before going to bed before the big presentation, success would be ours with the discovery on Pinterest of:


Many of you know that I can burn cookies and especially the slice and bake cookies I can burn like a champ. I’ve actually burned three batches in my life. It’s not a joke despite it being April 1.

Back to the ROCK COOKIES though. These little bits of goodness are amazing and with winter slowly departing these parts of the Great White North, I thought you might also enjoy a little bit of sunshine.


1/2 pound butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup golden raisins
Cream butter and sugar. Fluff egg separately. Add egg to creamed butter and sugar. Slowly add flour to butter, sugar, and egg mixture, mixing thoroughly. Add raisins and vanilla.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and place ‘drop cookies’ about 1 inch from one another.

Bake at 350F degree until done, about 12 minutes. This recipe makes about 18 cookies so I recommend doubling the recipe.

And now you have learned a little bit about Barbados (well, one of the cookie recipes) and brought some Caribbean sunshine into your home!

One Comment

  1. Brigitte Fessele

    You’re the best cook and baker ever, and I can’t believe you actually burnt some cookies before. And no April Fools Day joke here either 🙂
    I saved the recipe for these tasty cookies for someday down the road, and I’ll imagine what Barbados might look and feel like while eating them without even going on the internet 🙂

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