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Helping the granddaughters bake Christmas cookies have become a tradition in our family on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The guys are always busy watching the Ohio vs. Michigan football game. So we pretty much have the kitchen and dining room all to ourselves.
do not claim to be a good cook. However, give me an oven and I love to bake. I think I have shared before that the first thing I tried to make on my own was sugar cookies at the “very grown up age” of 7 and locked my little sister out of the house while doing so as she kept getting into the dough. Not knowing fractions, I read the recipe and though 1/4 meant “anywhere from one to four.” More is always better, right? Right! So in went four teaspoons of salt. Next I had the choice of three or four cups of sugar (3/4) and three cups
of butter (2/3) Needless to say, my recipe for “best” sugar cookes turned out to be a royal MESS! Now I couldn’t throw all those ingredients away. Too expensive. Mother quickly came to the rescue and saved the day. I think we had sugar cookies in the house for two months! I’m pretty sure she froze some for later. So, several years later, with a winning recipe shared by a good church friend, 14+ years experience working in bakeries and/or delis I have finally mastered the sugar cookie. Just ask any of my grandchildren... Seasons Eatings | -5-
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