Monday, December 14, 2015

Cookies for the Holidays by Merrillee Whren

These are cookies that my older daughter has made. Both of my daughters make these cookies every year. It's a tradition we started when they were just little girls. They used to love to decorate the cookies. After they got older, they weren't much into the decorating until they became adults and had a home of their own. I'm sure there are dozens of recipes for sugar cookies, but I believe the recipe that I got out of an old, old cookbook is the best sugar cookie recipe around. Many folks who have eaten these cookies will agree. I know we just shared a lot of delicious recipes during our Recipe Exchange Party, but I only shared my grandmother's chocolate caramels recipe. Here's a bonus recipe for the holidays. 

Basic Sugar Cookies
4 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 T. milk

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cream together butter and sugar: add eggs and beat until smooth and fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture and milk alternately. Chill cough until easy to handle. Roll out dough on floured board and cut to desired shape with cookie cutter. Decorate as desired.

What is your favorite cookie recipe?

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Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of  thirty-five plus years, and has two grown daughters. Her latest book, Nursing the Soldier's Heart, is available at all major book retailers. You can find the buy links at her website. Connect with her on her Facebook page.


  1. Replies
    1. Chocolate chip cookies are hard to beat.

    2. Lori, you are my winner. Please contact me through my website so I can let you know how to get your book.

  2. The question to me is which cookie do I not like? LOL My favorite would probably be cowboy cookies.

    1. What are cowboy cookies? I've never heard of them.

  3. Replies
    1. It's been ages since I've made gingerbread cookies.

  4. Those are beautiful cookies! I love a good sugar cookie and my grandmother's chocolate chip cookies!!

  5. Grandmas always make the best cookies.

  6. Love Snowballs because they are easy to whip up and taste so yummy! I also love cutting out and decorating sugar cookies.

  7. I love sugar cookies - especially at Christmas!