I was talking to Chandler, my son, about which recipes we wanted to make this week to share with neighbors. The very first thing he requested to make were sugar cookies. The recipe I use is one from my great grandmother. We make these a few times a year, usually around holidays. I like the old fashioned goodness of this recipe, and what kid doesn’t enjoy decorating cookies and then eating them?
So this week, we will be making Great Grandma’s Sugar Cookies. We most likely won’t make them again until Valentine’s Day. I remember making these cookies with my mother and I am glad that Chandler views these as a must bake treat for the holidays. It is nice to see traditions being enjoyed by each generation and passed on to be enjoyed by future ones. Here is the recipe if you would like to try it. 🙂
Great Grandma’s Sugar Cookies
1 egg yolk
1/4 lb margarine (1 stick)
1 Cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon extract or lemon peel
1 level tsp. baking soda (dissolve in 3/4 Cup COLD water)
2 Cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Add enough flour to make a dough that doesn’t stick to sides of bowl. Knead dough for 5 minutes. (This is what makes them good.)
Roll out and bake in 350* F oven for 8-12 minutes.
Grandma always sprinkled a little sugar on them before baking.
Decorate cookies when cool. Enjoy!
What Holiday Bliss are you celebrating today?