Thursday, December 1, 2016

Voted The Best Cookie Ever


Happy Holidays and welcome to my blog.



Each year I’m determined to try a few new recipes and make a batch of cookies that will WOW my family and each year the cookies that disappear first are the ones my children have always love. The ones they, their cousins and the neighborhood gang always helped me make. The dough that I had to hide deep within the vegetable crisper, under the Brussels sprouts, because if found they would munch and munch and I would need to mix another batch and then stand guard.

The recipe has been handed down for generations. In fact, my recipe card was written by my grandmother nearly forty years ago. One day, I’ll pass the card on to my oldest granddaughter.

It’s a simple rolled sugar cookie. Perfect for adding your own personal artist touch. Perfect with a hot mug of coffee or tea. Perfect for Santa.

Grandme Elsie’s A-peas

Ingredients:
2 cups of sugar
1 cup butter softened
2 large eggs
1 Tlb of vanilla
1 Tlb of milk
1teas. of baking soda
1 teas. of cream of tartar
3 ½ cups of flour

Directions:



Mix all dry ingredients and set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add eggs and milk to butter and sugar and mix well.
Slowly add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix.
The mixture will be a little crumply when all combined.
Turned mixture out onto a sheet or wax or parchment paper. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least two hours. (I always make the dough the day before. I think the favors are enhanced by doing so.)

Set out dough to warm a little before dividing it into four equal amounts.

Then on a floured surface, press balls flat and roll out

into an approximate ¼ inch thickness. A little thicker dough will make a softer cookie while thinner dough will make a cruncher cookies. Everyone has a different preference. Using cookie cutters, cut out the shapes. The scrapes can be rerolled again.

Place cookies on cookie tray. Decorate with colored sugar and bake at 350° for approximately 10 minutes. Place on rack and let cool.

My little ones always trace their hands and decorate with their initials as gift to Santa.

Enjoy while putting your feet up and reading a PERFECT holiday story.

PERFECT, a heart-warming holiday read.



Dylan Kincaid totally screwed up Thanksgiving and now he’s faced with Christmas. Thrown into the frightening role of both mother and father while his brother and sister-in-law are off serving their country, all Dylan wants is to make Christmas perfect for his two nieces. But time is running out.
Down on her luck Charleston, S.C. restaurateur, Darcy Witherspoon is licking a wounded ego when she arrives in Black Moose, VT and meets the handsome Maple tree farmer. Wanting a happy holiday herself, she teams up with Dylan to make a perfect Christmas.
Neither is interested in a holiday affair, but the magic of Christmas has something more everlasting in store for the couple. An absolutely perfect love!

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29 comments:

  1. Yum...cookies anytime of year are great but especially at Christmas time! I remember making cookies with my Mom..we'd go nonstop until we had what seemed like tons of cookies.

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    1. If it's like my house, you probably had tons. The birds hoover around my house late in January for any leftovers. LOL

      Enjoy making memories and thank you for popping over. Happy holidays!

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    2. Leftovers? What's that??? Hehehe.....

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    3. I didn't say there were alot. LOL

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  2. Looks like your helpers were having fun! Sounds like a good cookie and book.

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    1. Hey, Paty. We have a blast. It is a great cookie. Yours looks yummy too! So many new cookies to try.

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  3. Sugar cookies are so much fun to make! Thanx for sharing your family favorite! :)

    ~Jane~

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jane. Happy holidays!

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  4. My son's favorite cookies are sugar cookies. Looks delicious!

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    1. Little fingers make them more so. Enjoy, lady!

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  5. I will have to make these with my 6 children. We've never used the dough to make our names.

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    1. My kids loved, and now grandkids love, making their hands and marking them with their names or initals. Santa always enjoyed munching on them while unloading his bag. Have fun making those memories. They're are the best.

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  6. My son loves sugar cookies too. He comes home from college on Friday. I see some cookie baking in our future. Thanks for sharing this special recipe!

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    1. A son coming home from college? Ahh, I remember the days. You must be soooo excited. At any age they do love to get their hands on the dough, so beware! Have fun and Happy Holidays!

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  7. I love sugar cookies! They're my favorite, unfortunately they're also my son's and we fight until there's only crumbs left:-)

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    1. Bonding. Memories. That is sooo great and what the holidays are about. So whip up that dough and let the bonding battle begin. Thanks for stopping by and happy holidays.

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  8. Oh, this is perfect! The tradition is baked right in :)

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  9. Love your holiday header and the story along with your recipe. And even your story sounds "perfect." I'll go check it out.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. I love doing creative things, especially when I'm stuck on my work in progress. That is how the header came about this past week. LOL

      I hope you enjoy PERFECT. I had a great time writing it.

      Happy Holidays!

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  10. Awww! Mom use to take my boys one day in December to haev a cookie baking day. I just don't do as much baking as I should. Lazy I know but it's fun seeing the kids so enthused into it.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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    1. My mom is a great baker, and I guess she started the tradition with my four children. Making cookies with the little ones sure wears you out, but boy the memories can't be replaced. Thanks for stopping by. Happy holidyas to you and your family.

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  11. I think sugar cookies are one of the funnest holiday cookie traditions. Decorating them always brings back generations of memories, all the way back to decorating with my own gramma.

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    1. They are. You can get really creative. It's hard to keep the dough long enough to make cookies in my house, however. LOL

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  12. I love the photos of the kids helping. I think it's important for kids to take part and learn about food. Yummy cookies too :)

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    1. I so agree, Shelley. My kids were so surprised as teenagers that their friends might be able to make toast. It is important to pass the knowledge along. Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a Merry Holiday Season.

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  13. Thanks for the recipe. Nice post.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you bn100. Have a wonderful holiday.

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  14. Cute pictures, Autumn!! Sugar cookies are my favorite! And the kids never grow too old to decorate. :) Looking forward to reading this one. Love Christmas stories!!

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