Friday, December 19, 2008

Family Cookie Recipe

I thought I'd share with you my family's favorite cookie recipe. This was my great-grandmother Eleanor's recipe for sugar cookies. They've since come to be called "Nonie Cookies" since she was "Grandma Nonie." It is a classic cookie recipe, enjoyed all year long. I like them a little thick, while my Mom likes them thin and crispy. See what you think. Sorry I don't have a picture of these yet. I promised I'd wait for my daughter to make these!


NONIE COOKIES

Mix together 3 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar and a dash of freshly ground nutmeg. Make a well in the center and add 1 cup shortening, 1 egg, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well.

Roll half the dough on a floured cloth or board. Sprinkle with sugar and roll it in gently. Cut with your favorite cookie cutters. Bake at 350° until lightly brown. Roll and cut remaining dough. You can use colored sugars if desired.

7 comments:

Tulip's Talking said...

OMGoodness, I so wish that desserts was not one of the blog carnival subjects...my hips are starting to grow just looking at the photographs and recipes...

YUMMERS! LTC...

Lily

Rose Works Jewelry said...

sounds yummy :)

storybeader said...

How precious Mommys are! Have fun baking! They sound delicious!

Sarah McBride said...

I am always looking for a good new christams cookie recipe! will have to try these out. Thanks for sharing!!

Andrea said...

They sound yummy! I love baking Christmas cookies with my kids - it's one of the best parts of the holiday!

Walk in the Woods said...

Awww ... these sound just wonderful!

lunaticg said...

Hi!
sound yummy to me. where is the picture? want to know how it will look like, I don't know how to bake.

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