Sunday, December 19, 2010

Grandma Bacon sugar cookies

My good friend Diana in Michigan's mom and dad were everyone's grandma and grandpa in church. They were good people. Grandpa Bacon loved to work in his grand workshop. He had Parkinson's disease and shook all the time. But...the things he would build with wood! With all the tiny detail! I have several things he made us, a wooden bowl and our prized clock. All made with his hands. Now Grandma Bacon, she could cook. I remember every Thanksgiving meal at church she would make the best homemade rolls. I still make them! And of course until you have had one of her famous sugar cookies you haven't tried a good one. You know those kind you buy in a package that are expensive? They are even better. They are in Heaven. So it seems fitting to name the cookies after her and remember her every time I make them.

We are decorating these tomorrow and they do better if they chill overnight.

Grandma Bacon's Sugar Cookies
In a bowl cream 2 cups sugar, 1 cup butter and 2 eggs.
Add 1 cup milk, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt and 5 cups flour.
Mix well, cover and chill overnight.
Roll on a floured counter to 1/4 inch thick cut out with cookie cutters and bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes. Take them out before they start to brown.

Frost with a regular confectioners sugar, butter, vanilla and milk frosting. Color if desired.

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