A very special cookie recipe in out house, this recipe is from my husband's cousin's grandmother. Grandma Verna is no longer with us but if she were, she's be well over 100 years old. So I don't know where she got this recipe but you can bet it's probably been handed down through the generations.
But enough about that...here's the recipe:
Grandma Verna's Sugar Cookies
What you need:
1 cup sweet butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
What you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
Cover and chill the dough 30 minutes or until ready to bake. Divide the cookie dough in half. Keep one half chilled while you roll the other.
Cool on a wire rack, then frost and decorate however you like! I generally coat each cookie with a thin layer of decorator's icing and sprinkle with colored sugar or other decorative sprinkles.
Blogger Mom On Time Out has a great post on how to make colored sugar. It's easy to do and her photos are so pretty they could be art prints!
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