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.


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.

5 comments:

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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