Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Cookies

These are a favorite cookie that I blogged about a year ago and are shown above from Valentine's Day.

Nonie Cookies Revisited

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.


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.


Kim Rakes said...

mmmmmmmm cookies! why is it that my favorite entries always concern cookies, cupcakes, etc? haha (=

Zu said...

Mmmmmm cookies! Now I feel like making some too. :-)

BeadedTail said...

Mmmm! I need to go make cookies now! I did make dog biscuits today so Sadie's happy.

Splendid Little Stars said...

how kind of you to share!
happy Christmas!

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