11.24.2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yesterday I wanted to make some cookies that my family had every Thanksgiving. Each year my aunt would bring her cookies and we would gobble them up. Back then we would spend the day at my grandparents house in Amish country. Tons of family and friends would come and the day was filled full of food, and fun on the farm. Most of the family has moved away or passed on. Thanksgiving isn't as big now as it use to be.

So, I decided to make the cookies my aunt made back then. Halfway through I found myself crying in my kitchen because I realized it wasn't the cookies I was missing... It was the family. I didn't even like these cookies! I guess I was just missing my grandparents and my aunt so much I wanted to bring back some memories.

Today, however, I did spend a wonderful day with my husband, son, parents, sisters, nieces and nephews. As we ate the cookies we remembered my moms sister who had passed. Many memories popped up about "the good old days" and I am reminded what my pastor said a couple Sundays ago... the "good old days" are yet to come. So, on this Thanksgiving day I am thankful for my family and the fact that no matter what this world brings someday we will all be together again.

And since I was reminded that I dint like her cookies (lol)... I am posting my own recipe. This recipe makes delicious cookies and cream cheese frosting. The finished cookie tastes just like Cheryl's cookies!! Enjoy!


For the cookie cream together:

2 cups butter
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla


Then Add:

1 cup milk
7 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp soda
1 scant tsp salt

The batter will be stiff. Refrigerate batter overnight. Roll dough out the next day to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut out dough with cookie cutters and bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes. Makes about 7 dozen.

Icing:

8 oz cream cheese
1 cup butter
8 cups powdered sugar
6 Tbs milk
Vanilla to taste

Now decorate these yummy cookies, grab a cold glass of milk and DIG IN!

Please don't look at the mess! It was a busy cookie decorating day :)

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