I grew up in a wonderful home with an amazing mother. My 2 grandmothers lived close by and we were spoiled by them. One was named Anna and the other Rhea Anna. And so my handle if you will is Granny Ann. Together those 3 women taught me everything and taught me how to love living life by hand. I hope you enjoy the adventure as much as I have.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Cookies

 The best part of making these cookies is making them with family and friends. The real recipe should say add 5-10 grandchildren and parents who can be nice and patient. One rule of making cookies at grandma and papa's house is that you have to make at least one plate of cookies to take to someone in your neighborhood who might need a special visit or treat.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

6 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup shortening
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
4 large eggs
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered buttermilk or dry milk (optional)

Blend as for pie crust: flour, sugar, salt, shortening, baking powder, soda. Mix in remaining ingredients until soft dough. Roll out on floured surface to 1/4" thick. Cut in desiredshapes. Bake 400° for 8 minutes. These cookies do not need to brown to be done.


2 pounds powdered sugar
1/4 c butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
dash salt
1/2 - 3/4 cup milk
food coloring

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