Grandma Alice’s Plain Cookies!
Do you remember me telling you about my Grandma Alice?
I posted about her … a couple months ago. You may click on the link below if you would like to see the post.
Anyway…I have been wanting this particular recipe for a long time and the other day I was visiting with my cousin (she lives in Kansas and her name is Charly)…another family member with a special name. 🙂
So I asked Charly if she by chance had Grandma Alice’s sugar cookie recipe.
Charly said she was sure she had Grandma’s Plain Cookie Recipe in her recipe box.
And in fact she did, hand written in Grandma’s writing… and with “Charly”‘s name on the top!
I think my error was assuming the cookie was a sugar cookie….but like my wonderful Grandma, this cookie is not pretentious.
It is a simple plain cookie…and it is so delicious!
Never frosted….just a plain cookie!
Grandma made these cookies every chance she got….and she had a pink depression glass cookie jar that sat in an old white sideboard with upper cabinets with glass inserts.
Very similar to the picture of the blue sideboard (from E-Bay) below….Grandma’s cookie jar sat right where the plate is sitting in the photo. 🙂
She also had a small pink bowl with a “shower cap” type cover that protected her home made maple syrup that sat to the left of the cookie jar. But that is another post. 😉
The upper right door of her sideboard remained open all the time, perhaps she knew that her grand-kids would have easier access to the cookie jar. 😉
Plus, living so close to the school, Grandma gave all the kids who passed by her house… a cookie. (in those days, one could do that) 🙁
Grandma baked her cookies in the oven of a kerosene stove which sat at a right angle next to her other sideboard.
Grandpa always kept the kerosene jugs filled for both her stoves…the one for cooking and the one that sat out on the screened in back porch that she used for canning and heating Monday wash water.
You know, I don’t ever remember a time when the Pink Lace depression glass cookie jar was ever empty. 🙂
If you are not familiar with Depression Glass or if you missed my post discussing it with my posted pictures….the link is below!
I just love Depression Glass….but I digress.
Don’t I always? 😉
Yesterday, I made these cookies…and Wow! did it bring back memories..
I don’t have the Pink Lace depression glass, but I do have the Green Cameo….so I put the Plain Cookies in the cookie jar and poured myself a cup of tea.
I took the cookies out to my Secret Garden where I just wanted to be alone with my thoughts of Grandma!
Perhaps it is just my age that causes me to drift back in time to …not necessarily a better time, but a good time. A pleasant time!
My younger years were so busy with daily living…one doesn’t seem to have time or take the time for nostalgia.
On this journey I am on….retirement, I am still busy. 🙂
However, I do try to find the time to sit quietly in my Secret Garden, and let the tropical breezes whisper to the pink hibiscus… to gently move their large, green leaves.
I also hear the twitter of the mockingbirds as they dart in and out among the Areca Palms.
And I get to watch the most beautiful blue butterflies hovering over the pink pentas!
And I remember …. I let my thoughts drift. It is so peaceful.
Do you, my dear readers, … have special memories of your grandmother or a special loved one?
Have a blessed and wonderful Thursday!
Tomorrow, I will share my Grandma Alice’s Plain Cookie Recipe. 😉