In my life, I was graced with two grandmothers who loved the kitchen. This love allowed me to be the recipient of each of their lifetime recipe collections. These collections are exciting to look through the history of what they each collected, created and shared.
What I learned from these recipes is how my grandmothers together shared a wonderful friendship over recipes. It was amazing to find mixed within these collections recipes written by each of my grandmothers' own hands located within the other's recipe box (and no I didn't put them back incorrectly when used...lol). To see this friendship through recipes was exciting for me as I looked through each card and category. To know two women who were active in my life bonded over something we all shared is exciting....
In starting this post, I thought it would be best to go to my Grammie to get us started. I was excited when I came across this recipe. We have all grown up making sugar cookies (usually in shapes for holidays) but isn't the most basic cookie sometimes the best. For me the secret of this recipe is a great lemon, butter and freshly grated nutmeg (I keep this on hand and prefer it to the spice jar). It is a great twist to a standard recipe.
So let me share this one with you.....
Mamma's Sugar Cookies
1/2 C Butter (unsalted)
1/2 tsp. Lemon Rind (freshly grated)
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg (freshly grated)
1 C Sugar (white)
2 Eggs (well beaten)
2 Tbsp Milk
2 C Flour (unbleached)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
Oven 375 Degrees. Cook 8 to 12 minutes (my oven was about 11 minutes)
Combine until mixed the butter, lemon rind, and nutmeg in a bowl. Add sugar, eggs and milk until well mixed. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Scrape down sides of bowl until well combined. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet.
Hope you enjoy this recipe since is from a Grandmother with Love!!!