Letter: Oatmeal cookies from the old days

June 19, 2013

Oatmeal cookies evoke memories of the past

This past spring, I was reading a little yellow flyer about Opie's Soft Serve Snowball stand located at The Junction in Catonsville and, in the information, the stand announced it would be selling Dad's Original Oatmeal Cookies.

I purchased two bags this Father's Day weekend (how appropriate) and the cookies are delicious and just as I remembered.

My three children went to St. Mark School on Melvin Avenue and after school they would stop at the bakery on Winters Lane and purchase what were called "broken cookies" and eat them on their way home from school.

Mary Ann Roth


Editor's note: Dad's Cookie Company still makes oatmeal cookies in St. Louis. According to its website, the company came from Scotland to California around 1900 and later began selling rights to the company name. The company's records show that in addition to St. Louis, company franchises had bakeries in Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Irvington (N.J), Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Seattle, St. Paul, St. Petersburg and Sommerville (Mass.), as well as Montreal and Toronto in Canada.  

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