We celebrated his 89th birthday today, so I made a fresh batch early this morning. The ingredients make a very nice variation to the traditional chocolate chip cookie. Of course, there are plenty of chocolate bits, but also peanuts (3/4 cup) and sunflower seeds (1 cup). This combination doesn't appeal to everyone. My kids for example were never fans. All the more for my dad! (And for me, as it makes a big enough batch that the baker can squirrel away a few for his own use...)
I first munched on these during my first year of teaching after graduate school. My roommate, Peter McDermott, had a friend from college who came to visit every once in a while. Peter would bring these cookies to us a brown paper grocery bag. I think he was into recycling, or at least reusing. I got the recipe from him, and the rest has been history.
Here is the recipe and a few pictures taken today.
All taken with my iPhone 5S.