WARNING: I need to be totally upfront with you from the beginning. This cookie dough needs to be refrigerated for several hours (ideally overnight) before you bake. For cookie dough fanatics like me, that can be
That’s it. Consider yourself warned.
I never knew Grandma Ada. I’ve been told she was tall. I did not inherit that from her.
What I got was this family classic-a sugar cookie recipe that has been the star of every annual Christmas Cookie Party for 25 years now.
And I have to tell you, when I eat one of these cookies, it tastes like Christmas. That’s the magic of a family favorite.
Grandma Ada’s Sugar Cookies
1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Chill overnight. Roll out onto lightly floured counter. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
1/2 bag powdered sugar
3 oz. cream cheese
2 T. butter
1 T. vanilla
milk as needed to reach desired consistency
Dye frosting, add M&Ms and red hots and sprinkles. This is a party kind of cookie!
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