Every year, every season, every holiday, our family would make cut out sugar cookies. My mom has her own, and in my humble opinion, the absolute best recipe. So many childhood memories are wrapped around making the dough, cutting the cookies, and creating a decorated mess of goodness. During this process, became very adept at sneaking pieces of cookie dough. (Mom always insisted that eating raw dough would give me worms. I think she thought that would make me stop. I was never fazed.)
About the time my brother and I moved out, my mom presented us with one of the best Christmas presents every…a link to the past and an invitation to future memory making.
To ensure that the family tradition would get passed along, for years my mom secretly bought cookie cutters and squirreled them away so my brother and I would have our own sets ready for our future families…AND guarantee we wouldn’t swipe any of hers on the way out the door!
I have gladly passed on the tradition to my own. I smile widely every time I open the box to pull out the cookie cutters for that holiday or event. In the kitchen, I pull out Peggy’s Cut-Out Sugar Cookie recipe…the flour flies and the memories flood my brain.
Yummy dough…can’t wait to swipe a piece behind her back. Yes, I have told her cookie dough is HORRIBLE for her. I can’t have her eating all my goods!
Roll baby roll, but don’t over roll…I don’t like them too thin!
Remember to flour those cutters, so the cookies don’t stick!
Cut the cookies as close to eat other as possible to get as many cookies as you can per roll!
Don’t place to cookies too close…you don’t want the cookies into each other. Be careful with the sprinkles!
Rise baby, rise!
Time to clean up… guess that little bit of left over dough not big enough for a cookie will just need to go into my tummy… It wouldn’t be right to throw it away!
Time to dig in and enjoy! They think they are just making yummy cookies….I know what we are really making!