-by Mary May Larmoyeux– Not too long ago a granddaughter and I made Mamoo’s sugar cookies together. We used the very recipe that my mother had taught me … the one that her mother taught her a long time ago.
I told my granddaughter about my mom bringing a batch of her sugar cookies to Pops and me when our oldest child (my granddaughter’s father) was born prematurely. When Mom did that, she was doing more than bringing us something sweet to eat. She was speaking the language of love.
Valentine’s Day will soon be here, and I just made batches of Mamoo’s sugar cookies for nearby and long-distance grandkids. Here’s the recipe. It’s now been passed down in our family for five generations:
Mamoo’s Sugar Cookies*
- Cream butter with sugar. Add eggs.
- Shift flour and baking powder and add.
- Finally, add vanilla (and milk if needed)
- Form a roll with the dough, refrigerate for an hour or so, and then slice;
OR chill dough and then roll out and cut dough into shapes. Add colored sugar, sprinkles, etc. before baking.
- Bake in 350 degree oven until for about 10-12 minutes
*When I made sugar cookies the other day, the dough was too think, so I added some almond milk. Also, I sprinkled the dough with almond flour when I rolled them out.
What family recipe have you passed down to your kids or grandkids? And what special memories come to your mind when you make it?
Article and Photos © 2012, 2018 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
Check out The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart. It’s filled with creative ways that grandparents near and far can connect with their grandchildren every month. Written by a USA Teacher of the Year, Nancy Downing, and Mary Larmoyeux, a former teacher, paper and electronic versions are available. (Great for parents, aunts and uncles, too!)