Thursday, December 17, 2009

Old Famliy Recipe

This time of year, wonderful aromas fill the air - the scent of fresh pine, cinnamon, and fresh baked cookies!!

I thought I would share with you an old family recipe for Sugar Cookies. They're quick, easy and oh, so yummy!

I always make a batch of Sugar cookies and Gingerbread cookies every year and send them to my kids and grandkids to enjoy. There's just something about getting Mom's cookies in the mail ........

Aunt Rodie's Olde Fashioned Sugar Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp lemon peel
1 Tblspn cream (milk can be substituted)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 cps flour

Preheat oven to 350 deg. Cream butter, egg, and sugar. Add remaining ingredients in order given. Mix well after each addition. Roll out to 1/4" in thickness. Use desired cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Place on cookie sheet and bake approx. 5-7 min. or until sides are just firm to touch. Do not over cook! These cookies are good either with or without icing. And they freeze quite well.


Grace said...

I love your tree!
Those cookies look yummy.

magikalseasons said...

Yummy! Too bad we don't have blog smell o vision! lol Your tree is beautiful. :) Becca

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Simple is so delicious! I love sugar cookies. And how sweet that your gingerbread cookies are heart-shaped! Your kids must love receiving your cookie packages!

The Frog Queen said...

Your tree is lovely!!

Nice simple reciepe, thanks for sharing....I might give that a try. Thanks for sharing.


Brenda LaBell said...

Jeanne, stopped by to party, lol!! I love the tree and yummy cookies! I agree with Becca, we need blog smell o vision, hope she gets working on that one!!


Suzie said...

What a pretty tree!! I love it!

And I've never made sugar cookies with nutmeg in them, but love the idea! If I try this recipe, am I now considered "family"? I hope so! ;-)

Becca must have a bit of a cold, because I can smell those cookies from here! lol Yumm!!!

Rue said...

Sugar cookies are one of my holiday standards! Lovely tree!

AwtemNymf said...

mmmmm- those look great! I hope to bake this weekend!
I"ve never added lemon peel - hmm will let you know!
Hugs & Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

carriejoy said...

I love your tree! Thanks for sharing the recipe .... I would love to find time to try it out .... maybe.... Happy happy happy holidays!


Bridgett said...

Such a beautiful Yule tree!

And I tell ya, I've been collecting recipes right and left on blogger over the last few weeks. LOL Thank you for sharing yours as well.