Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday Scribbles Vol 34

Happy Saturday everyone! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Finished it? Yeah me neither. Well, that's not necessarily true. I'm partially finished. But that's not what I wanted to talk about today.

This is the time of year when all sorts of yummy baked goods show up. I'm pretty good at baking. At least baking some things. Things like snickerdoodles, chocolate chip cookies, fudge, buttermilk cookies, and gingerbread. There is one staple cookie that I'm not that great at. Sugar cookies. I have fun making them. But I don't make them like my grandma did. Even though I have her recipe. They just aren't the same.

Growing up, I remember several years we'd be at my grandparents at some point over Christmas. And Grandma ALWAYS had her sugar cookies to eat. They were, usually, iced. I'm not saying that we didn't have all the other sweets with Christmas, but the sugar cookies were the ones that the entire family loved. My aunt has done a good job of making them to taste almost like Grandma's. And Mom's are close. Mine, not so much. There was one time that I attempted to make the sugar cookies and somehow managed to completely forget the sugar. There was another time that I added too much salt. I think my grandmother's secret was that she stuck her finger in them and they turned out so sweet!

It's been a few years since I tried to make them. Maybe I'll try again. We'll see.

What are your favorite Christmas treats?

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