When Lauren Chattman set out to write "Mom's Big Book of Baking," she included a favorite recipe for molasses cookies.
"I got the recipe from a college roommate's mom," she writes in the book, subtitled "200 Simple, Foolproof Family Favorites for Birthday Parties, Bake Sales, and More."
"If stranded on a desert island, I couldn't live without these chewy, spicy cookies."
We all have favorite cookie recipes stashed away in our recipe boxes. Now's the time to pull them out and share them with Bee readers.
Send your favorite cookie recipe, along with the story behind it, to Cookie Swap, The Modesto Bee, 1325 H St., Modesto 95352, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll include them in a future story in Taste. Please include your name, hometown and a daytime telephone number.