Dec. 11, 2010
Hi everyone. Welcome to the Pink Fuzzy Slippers. We've had some yummy recipes posted so far this week and will have more through Wednesday. Today, I'm sharing one of mine.
Spending an entire day making Christmas cookies has been a tradition in my household since my eldest could stand on a step-stool and help. Infact, the tradition dates back further. I remember helping my grandmother bake. Part of the ritual has always been guarding the refrigerated cookie dough from my four children. Most years my cookie baking time was cut significantly because of little cookie dough thieves.
Now, thirty some years later, my grandchildren love coming to grandma’s for a fun-filled day of baking cookies. And they all have aprons made their great-grand mother.
One of the favorite cookie recipes has been handed down for generations and is known to our family as Aunt Elsie’s A & P’s. It’s a simple sugar cookie recipe made into roll outs.
2 Cups sugar
1 Cup Butter softened
2 Large eggs
1 TBL vanilla
1 TBL milk
1 teas. Baking Soda
1 teas. Cream of Tartar
3 ½ Cups of Flour
Cream together butter, eggs, vanilla and sugar. Sift together flour baking soda and cream of Tartar. Slowly mix the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Wrap in parchment paper and refrigerator a minimum of two hours.
Just as Taylor is doing here, roll the dough out on a floured surface, carefully cut and place them on a cookie sheet.
Then decorate with sugar topping and bake at 350° for about 7-9 minutes.
Happy Holidays from my family to yours.
Dec. 11, 2010