Grandma’s Sugar Cookies-a Christmas Tradition.
This recipe is a special one. It’s just a simple sugar cookie, made with lots of love. What makes it special is it come’s from a book Grandma’s Christmas Cookies: A Cookie Cutter Storybook. It’s a sweet book reminding us the true reason for the season.
We’ve had our copy for 11 years now. It was given to my son in 4K by his teacher. Best gift ever from a teacher. My son was reading already. That first year we sat together, he read me the story and then we made cookies together. Every time I see this cookbook, tucked away in the back, up above the stove, I’m reminded of that first time. Of a sweet little boy (who’s now bigger than me) sitting on the sofa, in front of the Christmas tree, reading the story to me.
Now I’m the Grandma and I can’t wait to read it this year and make these cookies with my grandbabies.
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Grandma’s Sugar Cookies
from Grandma’s Christmas Cookies
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter (softened)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (almond is good too)
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Sift together, flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. Add in egg, vanilla and milk. Slowly add in flour mixture, make sure well combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. (can also be frozen) Roll dough out on floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness (mine are always closer to 1/4 inch) Use cookie cutters to cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheet, add sprinkles. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes, just until edges start to turn golden. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.
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Be sure to place at least 4-5 cookies out for Santa with a glass of ice cold milk or eggnog.