There’s nothing like a great sugar cookie recipe. Don’t buy the Pillsbury dough roll, it can make a great cookie that will remind you of the days when grandma made them.
Grandma used to sit by the fire and drink her tea and Grandpa used to sip his coffee made on his French press, before it was cool. I loved seeing them sitting around enjoying the day. When we entered the house, there were smells coming from the kitchen that you couldn’t imagine. The sweet smell of hot sugar cookies invaded your senses. You knew that today was going to be a pleasure.
It was a tradition that we enjoy every year. The kitchen was full of flour storms and the counters were sticky from Buttercream frosting. We had tin cookie cutters scattered all over the table. I liked the boot more, my sister liked the angel.
Grandma had a special shape with those cookies and she passed the recipe to me. I had to teach my kids how to make these wonderful Christmas treats. It wouldn’t be Christmas without this delicious cookie recipe.
I am posting it because I want you to enjoy the best sugar cookie recipe.
Grandma’s Favorite Sugar Cookie
1 cup of white sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup of butter
2 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups of flour
½ cup corn oil
Beat in the sugars and butter. Mix in beaten eggs, vanilla, and corn oil. Add the dry ingredients. Mix all the ingredients well and allow to cool overnight.
Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes …. DO NOT OVERCOOK.
We used to make the funniest colors to decorate the cookies, most of them looked inedible. However, they had a heavenly flavor. We thought that if we made them look gross enough, the adults would leave them alone. We were wrong. Everyone knew they were Grandma’s famous sugar cookies from her passed down recipe book. This page was dotted with all sorts of colors. Now I have that book. I love making these cookies with my kids.
Grandma’s Favorite Frosting (Don’t Forget Food Coloring)
2 cups of powdered sugar
½ cup butter, melted
1 ½ tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream of sugar, butter and vanilla. Add a small amount of milk (1 to 2 tablespoons). Beat until fluffy. If the frosting is too sweet, add a little more milk.
Try it this season. Enjoy your family and make a wonderful tea or coffee and relax. Take the time to create memories with your family, neighbors, or friends.