Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

Recipe from Jenny Gonzales- Grandma -Mother-N-Law

We all have that special tradition tied with holidays. Growing up I do not remember making sugar cookies at Christmas.
I do remember me and sister making icing with powder sugar and milk and dipping our vanilla wafers in it.
We strung popcorn for the Christmas tree, made Christmas candy that looked like glass and trash. Trash was the Chex cereal and spices Granny cooked in the oven

Sugar cookies were brought into my life when I met my husband. His mom and sister made them each year and passed out boxes to everyone in the family.
When my kids where old enough to decorate the cookies it was game on for our creative side. I supervised, but they had free reign when it came to
dipping and decorating.
Now that they are older, no one really helps since they are working or busy. I keep it simple, one color dip and at the end rainbow everything with icing splatter.
They still taste the same as a perfectly decorated cookie.

I usually double sometime triple this recipe. Depending on if I am handing out as presents.
I have started making a single batch for other holidays too. This is one of my husbands favorite cookies or desserts, besides his apple pie. So this Easter, he is getting his sugar cookies.


1/4 c milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar


Cream butter and sugar.
Add in eggs, vanilla and milk. Mix well.
Add in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well
Chill for 2 hours in refrigerator
Dust rolling surface with a handful of flour.
Roll out chilled dough to 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out cookies with your cookie cutter.
Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet
Bake in your preheated oven for 7-9 minutes. You want them crisp not browned.
Take remaining dough and roll out again and cut your cookies.
Let cool before icing the cookies.

Icing -Ingredient and Directions

1 bag of powder sugar- food color
About 1 cup of milk enough to make thick enough to stay on the cookie and thin enough to dry and run slightly over edges. The thicker you make it you can spread it on, instead of dipping.

Pour powder sugar into large mixing bowl. Use a hand held mixer to blend powder sugar and milk. Start with a 1/2 cup of milk and blend in more milk to you have your desired consistency of icing.

Icing consistency

Once you have your consisitency. Pour into seperate bowls for your colors. Add drops of food color and mix.

Dip each cookie into icing let drip off cookie into bowl and then place on cooling rack to dry.

When completely dry store in an air tight container.

Drying on wire rack

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