TBT: Cookies Or Sewing Kit? Did You Even Have A Childhood If This Didn’t Happen To You?
Stop it right now! Stop what you're doing and tell me this does not remind you of your abuela or your seamstress aunt! I cannot remember the last time I saw a can of these cookies! If you did not have this variety tin of 'butter cookies' growing up, did you even have a childhood?
These 'galletas' were a part of our childhood. Initially grandma bought the cookies for all of her grands to enjoy anytime they would visit but I'm sure like me, you distinctly remember the day you got punked!
My wela tricked me. I was deceived. Straight up one day I was staying with her, as I often did as a little girl and there I go looking for my sugar-covered cookies. I found them, grabbed this blue tin can and sat down to enjoy my favorites. However, as I opened the can, what the?
What the needle and thread, scissors, measuring tape, pin cushion is going on here? Wela!! Where are my cookies? She was a savage with no warning. The butter cookie tin had become Abuela's sewing kit. And she would sometimes store her yarn for knitting in there too.
If you were not deceived at some point in your childhood by this tin can, did you even have a childhood? It was an 80's granmother thing, you wouldn't understand and yes, you better believe I bought these for my kids and told them my story about my beloved wela and her infamous butter cookie tin!
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