If I get anything done this Christmas I still have to make sure I make my Grandma's sugar cookies.
Otherwise it just would not be Christmas.
Do you have something you HAVE to make for the Holidays?
I have been making them since I was 4.
It was Christmas 1963
My Maternal Grandparents lived across the street from Eastern IL University.
2 of my paternal cousins were attending college and lived in the dorm across from my Grandparents house.
The day Kennedy was assassinated everyone came to my Grandparents house, the had closed the University and my cousins were waiting to go home.
Knowing everyone needed to get their minds off of things Grandma had my cousins and myself make Christmas cookies.
I do not remember it but my cousins do.
a simple little recipe from Gold Medal flour
But they were always there on her kitchen table.
My Mom and I made them every year.
I always use my Paternal Grandmother blue crock
and my Maternal Grandmothers rolling pin.
we always made a mess. I think my Irish Setter Kelly usually ended up with icing on her head!
Many laughs about "oops that one broke, guess I will have to eat it!"
Did you notice I was still using my Pyrex back in 1995?
this was the first year in my house in 1995
After my Mom died I made them with cousin Mary just like I did in 1963.
Except we have been making them at 1515.
Just would not be Christmas!
glad I have my Grandma's cookie cutters at home
Since I am not going to 1515 this year I will be doing them by myself
But that is ok,
I have that wonderful old recipe
And I know Grandma and Mom will be with me in spirit
As long as it is made with love