Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday Treats: Treasured Memories

When my Grandma passed away (several years ago) I was very blessed to receive a collection of her cook books and recipe cards. Grandma loved to cook! She would plan for months what she was going to make for our family Christmas dinner, or the Church potluck, even coffee with her girlfriends. She collected recipes everywhere she went. You can see in the picture below that she made some notes on the cover of one of these cook books. If she really like a recipe, she made notes "try", "dough a little too soft, add more flour", "too much". It has been fun reading through these old books, and remembering occasions when we were all together. Eating was always a big part of our gatherings!

Here is one of my favorite cookie recipes. You'll need a cookie press, we always used the star design. We found it much easier to get cookies all the same size if we teamed up! One person would work the cookie press, and the other cut the dough and formed the "wreath"! The recipe calls for butter or margarine, but don't you dare use margarine! Butter is really the ONLY option here.

Spritz Cookies

Cream one cup of butter or margarine, 2/3 cup sugar together. Add yolks of three eggs and 1 teaspoon almond flavoring. Add 2 cups of sifted flour. (add 1/2 cup more flour if butter is used)

Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned

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