A few years ago my wonderful aunts put together a cookbook of all of their mother’s (my grandmother’s) favorite recipes. The book was put together in 2004 at a time when my grandma was very ill. When she saw them putting the cookbooks together, she sat up and helped while reminiscing about all of the recipes in the book. She was excited about the books and when I received my copy, so was I. This cookbook is one of my favorites. I love to just look through the recipes and think about grandma. Each recipe is hand written by her.
Enjoy these wonderful cookies from Grandma Dody. Grandma is missed very much but I will always remember what a great influence and inspiration she was to me.
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
Cream sugar, shortening and eggs together. Add sour cream and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Chill dough for at least one hour. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Bake in 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes on greased cookie sheet. Cool on cooling racks. Frost or dust with powdered sugar.
Enjoy your cookies and share with your family and friends, after all that’s what grandma would do.
(PS- Thank you to my daughter-in-law Amy for making the beautiful card in the picture)