The Homeplace

Here you will find recipes that will remind you of years gone by. Families love to get together and these recipes are some samplings of our gatherings at 'The Homeplace'.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Friday, November 10, 2006

Aunt Edna's Sugar Cookies

Although we do not have an Aunt Edna in our family I grew up thinking that this was our Aunts recipe. I didn't find out that it's just one that's been in the family, just not of the family, for years.
If you make sure you get them out of the oven before they start turning brown they will be perfectly soft sugar cookies. They are a family favorite.

1 Cup Margarine / Butter
1 1/2 Cup White Sugar
3 Eggs
3 Cups Flour
2 tsp Cream of Tartar (I use Baking powder)
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Nutmeg

Sift flour, cream of tartar, soda, salt & nutmeg.
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla.
Blend dry and wet ingredients together.
Add enough additional flour to roll out.
Bake at 375 for 9 - 11 minutes.

Beat together:
2 Cups Icing Sugar
1/5 Cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp Canned milk

This recipe also doubles very nicely.



Blogger Leah's Mommy! said...

I just made these yesterday! I had alphabet cookie cutters so I made cookies that said, "Happy Birthday David" for our choir director. Very cute! The cookies, that is! :)I also made a bunch of Christmas cookies (with extra icing for Amy!) and froze them as these cookies freeze extremely well, icing and all!

Just a warning, these only take 7 minutes in my oven. Any longer and they're too brown! If you're making them for the first time, keep a very close eye on them! When you're not quite sure if they are done is usually when they're perfect!

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