Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies


Heidi NawrockiThe holidays are a time for reminiscing. As a child, our holiday traditions centered around time with family. With a large extended family, this meant lots of food and laughter. My grandma's way of showing us love was with food and those funeral home bonnets when you happened to stop by her house with a wet head and no hat. They were quite fashionable!

My grandma was an excellent baker. Cakes were her specialty and I often times ended up with a special tub of homemade frosting, tinted in my favorite color, for my birthday. Most of my family members had her make their wedding cake. Yes, she loved to bake. While she's not around anymore, I feel a piece of her lives on with me. When I bake, I try to channel her and feel a connection to times gone by.

Her cakes and cookies were generally quite simple. White or chocolate, and sometimes marble, were her usual cake flavor choices. Burnt sugar and banana were meant for special occasions. As I was leafing through an old cookbook, I ran across some of her cookie recipes. It was the type of cookbook that local churches would put together for fundraisers. Her sugar cookie recipe certainly caught my eye. With so many exotic flavors and ingredients in cookies nowadays, it was exciting to see recipes that are simple, yet delicious.

Grandma's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies 

2 cups white sugar

1 cup buttermilk or sour milk

1/5/2014 11:58:23 AM

Heidi, sugar cookies are the basic cookie of all grandmas. I'm an advocate of simple food. Complicated food is just well to complicated for me to fix for one thing and takes too many special ingredients. I'm not real passionate about sweets but sugar cookies are indeed a great treat. I'm not a real fan of chocolate either unless it has a peanut butter filling. Reese's are the best. My treats are things like sweet corn or that first bite of a garden fresh tomato. ***** Have a great new year treat day.

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