Grandma’s Old Fashioned Cookies
Put the kettle on it’s time for a spot of tea and something sweet.
Both of my grandma’s loved their tea, interestingly each of them had their own way of making it too. As a girl my favorite part of tea with either grandma was the sweets – yummy fresh from the oven cookies, an English muffin with butter and marmalade or the ever famous Old Fashioned Cookie.
I’m happy to share my Grandma Katie’s sweet treat recipe for Old Fashioned Cookies. Take them out of the oven just as they turn golden brown – perfect for tea-dunking!
Old Fashioned Cookies Recipe
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar; packed
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons of milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream shortening and sugars (granulated and brown). Add egg yolks, milk and vanilla; beat well. Sift the dry ingredients and gradually add to cream mixture. Once the cookie dough is mixed well, chill for one hour or longer.
On a lightly floured board roll out 1/2 of cookie dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out shapes with a 2 inch cookie cutter, place 1″ apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining cookie dough; cut out holes on top of 1/2 of the cut out cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes.
Once the cookies are completely cooled spread cookies with no holes with raspberry jam, top with cookies that have the hole on top. Lightly press together and add more raspberry jam in center to fill hole. Dust batch of cookies with confectioners sugar. A perfect cookie for teatime with grandma…your neighbor…your mom…for your next bake sale.