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Narnia077 October 29, 2022
Where have you been my whole life! I just found you recently and now you are my go to guru for everything baking.....thank you
TMG April 28, 2020
These are a new holiday favorite for my kids -- enough spice to be interesting but not overwhelming. For a faster and colorful version, we refrigerate the dough, the roll into balls that we coat in sprinkles or sanding sugar. They are like Christmas spiced snickerdoodles that way.
Lauri November 11, 2017
I made these last year after reading the wonderful and touching story. I wanted to reread the story this year, but I can't seem to find it, only the recipe. Any idea how to find the original story? And I do recall that the baking powder was too much so I adjusted it, but now I don't remember what the adjustment was. A teaspoon perhaps? Does anyone know what the adjustment should be?
Laura L. December 22, 2016
I echo Rachel's question. Before I make these, is 1 tablespoon of baking powder correct?
GeekKnitter November 30, 2016
And just like that I've got my recipe for this year's cookie swap! Thanks for the wonderful story. I've got some of the cards from my granny's recipe collection, and not long ago she saved the day when I found I'd run out of ingredients for brownies. Zelma Hudson (and her pecan bars) to the rescue!
susan November 30, 2016
Awe Thank you Erin McDowell It is a blessing to pass them along....I'm glad you are okay with it and approve!!!!! Susan
magpiebaker November 30, 2016
This was really wonderful to read. As a child of immigrant parents I don't have too many "heirlooms" that have been passed down, but what a lovely thing to have from long-gone relatives :) These cookies look wonderful and might well end up on our table for Christmas!
susan November 30, 2016
Thank you so much for sharing your "touching story" and this recipe!!!! I am going to try to make some of these as gifts for Christmas!!!! I hope it will be alrit to share your recipe ( Your Grandma's recipe with them/ if they ask. The cookies sound wonderful with all the yummy spices in them! (Missing my Granny today even more as I read your sweet story) Susan
Erin J. November 30, 2016
Of course! Share away. Knowing it's a part of someone else's life makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :)
Linda M. November 30, 2016
What a great story and recipe. While it may sound like sacrilege, the change I will make when I do these cookies is to add the spices to the butter rather than with the flour. As a pastry chef drilled into me, fat carries flavour and mixing the spices with the butter ensures that they are distributed evenly throughout the dough.
Blanca O. February 8, 2017
Thanks for that tip! I'll take it into account for any future baking endeavours!
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