October is the perfect time to start planning Christmas cookies.
Desiring that magazine-perfect Christmas, I invited Kelly-Across-the-Street to make Christmas cookie dough for the freezer. It will make baking Christmas cookies with little ones who will spill, eat the frosting and decorative sprinkles, have to go potty after you’ve washed your hands for the fourth time, or confide something important the minute you turn the mixer on.
Kelly is sifting with my Gramma Geneva’s flour sifter, working on her red chrome table, and using her recipe for rolled out sugar cookies. This cookie has been a holiday tradition as long as I can remember. But, for years after Gramma died, I couldn’t make her cookies. Only in the past few years have I been able to bring this tradition back into my life without pain.
The spritz cookie recipe was from Gramma Alice, a dear older Christian woman who raised six kids, saw them all marry believers and raise scads of Christian grandchildren for her.
Alice and husband Marvin welcomed Scott and I into their hearts and home and taught us much about marriage, parenting, and the Christian faith. I celebrate her spiritual influence on my life every Christmas by using her recipe for spritz cookies.
Gramma Geneva's Sugar Cookies
Gramma Alice's Spritz Cookies