Here's a picture of my Grandma in her jodhpurs somewhere on a weekend getaway in the late 1920's. When I think of the holidays, I think of Gram. When I wonder where I got my creative spirit, I think of Gram. When I think of Home, I think of Gram. How about your Grandmother? Any special recipes or Holiday traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation?
Edna Mae's Spritz Cookies
(I always loved the pink ones, even though it was just a matter of food coloring!)
2 1/2 cups flour (flour was just flour back then - but use all-purpose)
1/2 tea. salt
1 cup butter softened (my Midwestern Grandma only used Land O' Lakes salted)
1/1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tea. almond extract
1 tea. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Makes three dozen cookies
Sift together flour and salt (Make sure you use a vintage sifter - more fun!) and set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar (use a vintage hand mixer with good wiring.) Stir in the egg yolks, almond extract and vanilla extract. Slowly blend in the sifted ingredients.
Fold in the food coloring of your choice. Fill a cookie press with dough and keep them 1 1/2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. decorate with sprinkles if you wish - I like mine plain :)
Bake 6-8 minutes