The hubbster and I recently had occasion to visit his Mothers’ and Grandparents’ home town of McKinney Texas. This occasion was a sad one but we did have the opportunity to see the old cotton mill, which used to be on the outskirts of town, but now not so much.
The McKinney Cotton Mill was opened in 1910 and became the largest denim manufacturer in the world before closing its doors in 1969.
The hubbsters Grandfather, Frank W. Smith, was the Plant Manager there for 30 years. It is an enormous place that had become very run down and has recently been refurbished into office space and a beautifully rustic event center. You can check out The Cotton Mill here.
Ok now let’s talk about the cookies! These ultra thin crispy oatmeal cookies have always been the hubsters favorite. His Grandmother, Gaga, would make them when he and his family would visit. His Mom made them and I have been making them for more than 20 years!