A few other traditions we have is cookies. I bake cookies every year and gift them usually. Or I should say gift the cookies we don't eat first. I also bake my grandfather a sweet potato pie every year since the local stores have stopped selling them. This Christmas we will be bringing back some old traditions from when I was a child. I am happy to get to share them with my children this year even if my grandmother is not around to share in the memories being made.
So to help kick off some Christmas Traditions here is a Sugar Cookie recipe for you and yours to enjoy!
1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
5 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400 F.
In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
Mix your dry ingredients into your butter,sugar,eggs and vanilla mix.
Cover and chill for an hour (or overnight).
When it has chilled roll out on to a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.
Place 2 inches apart and bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
When finished decorate as you wish or just eat them up with a glass of milk while they are still hot!
Many Blessings and Keep Making Traditions In Your Heritage Kitchen!