How to Turn a Cookie into a Memory

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Our sons and wives deferred childbearing for quite some time, giving me all the stages of expectant grandma frenzy, from “it’ll never happen” to “maybe they are thinking about it?” to “doggone it!”  Through those years of delayed gratification I thought about what I wanted to give little ones, if and should they ever appear.

One idea I knew for sure was wanting to give each one a cookie nickname, a little love name, to always connect me to the cookie.  I wanted a lifelong love of cookies inseparably paired with my love individually for each of them, long after my passing,  I now have eight cookie munchkins.

Want a dynamite sugar cookie recipe?  my sugar cookie is a hoot!  I call her Sug, of course.  We knew from a young age we had a dynamic force of nature on our hands.  At age 4 she ruled her brother, several years older than herself, with an iron fist.  At Nana’s house she learned, “You get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit.”  Sug took it to a whole new level.

She sat in the back seat one day, eyeing something her brother was enjoying, and proceeded to tell him, “M, you get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit.  Now hand that over!”  He did.  We added humility and gentleness and kindness to the list of things she must learn.   Yet she has a heart of gold, and a genuine love for people.

You’ll find this sugar cookie recipe easy to make.  It requires few ingredients, and holds up well to royal icing.  I hope you enjoy it.

Feeling Perky

  • 1   cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

Mix and chill what you don’t want to use immediately.  Roll out 1/4 inch thick, cut into whatever shape you fancy, and bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Sug is also my Posh babe.  She goes with me to events and loves to share her faves.  She’s holding a Perk Stick, which she quickly informs, is good for headaches!


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