Have you ever tried to recreate a legend? That’s what I attempted. I don’t think I did too bad either. Didn’t quite do it, but I wasn’t too far off.
Ms. Helen is a long-time family friend on my husband’s side of the family and for years and years, at Christmas time, one thing he has always looked forward to is Ms. Helen’s sugar cookies. Oh my goodness. These things melt in your mouth. Just slightly crispy on the outside, soft and chewy and buttery inside.
Now that she’s moved away, though, we don’t always get those cookies. So this year I managed to get the recipe from my mother-in-law and tried it. My husband said they turned out pretty well. Still not completely like Ms. Helen’s – but good just the same.
Enjoy! And share your own recipe for another chance to win a copy of My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife! Do you have a “Ms. Helen” in your life whose recipes you treasure?
Tomorrow’s Cookie (and final chance to win a copy of the book!) - Chocolate Mint Cookies with drizzled green sugar icing. My favorite this season – even Ms. Nancy loved them!
1 cup oleo (NOTE: I had to google this – I used butter)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup Crisco oil
1 t. cream of tartar
1 t. salt
1 scant t. soda (NOTE: Not sure what “scant” means, lol – so I used a little less than a teaspoon of baking soda)
1 t. vanilla
4 cups flour
Mix & put in cool place overnight – make into balls & dip in sugar & press down (NOTE: Don’t be afraid of making these a little flatter than what you might think – they come out soft and buttery and sugar crumbly goodness). Bake at 350 until brown. Scorches very easily.