This Time of Year Always Brings Cookies

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Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We hope that you are enjoying the season with family and friends creating memories.

Holidays around the Lauver-Wells-Fletcher house mean one thing in the food category: Cookies. It is not a secret that our family has a big sweet tooth. My mom hosts an annual cookie decorating party the weekend before Christmas. Someone always makes Santa in a blizzard and there is always the ugly cookie.
Here is the recipe handwritten from my Grandma Wells with notes given by my mother.
Sugar Cookies
Makes approximately 44 cookies.


1 cup butter or margarine (or use 1/2 and 1/2)
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
  1. Cream butter and add sugar gradually-creaming until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition.
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together.
  5. Add gradually to creamed mixture.
  6. Chill thoroughly (3-4 hours)
  7. Roll on well floured board to 1/8-1/4 inch thick.
  8. Use cut outs.
  9. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in modern oven at 375 for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Frost with colored confectioners frosting.
  11. The cookies can be frozen with frosting for up to 2 months.
Frosting Recipe
As told by my mom
2 Tbs of slightly melted butter
3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
Add milk until a bit runny through the electric mixer.
Enjoy the holidays with your family and friends!
—Kim Fletcher, Parenting Program Volunteer

1 Response to “This Time of Year Always Brings Cookies”

  1. 1 Anonymous December 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Love your holiday card. Elise and William are adorable! Thanks for sharing your joy of cooking with us, Kim. Happy Holidays to you and yours! The Parenting Program Staff

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