In honor of my great-grandma on what would have been her 125th birthday, here’s one of her cookie recipes, written in her own hand.
The date on the upper corner shows this recipe isn’t a family heirloom, but a fairly recent addition to the recipe box.
No matter. If she took the time at age 98 to write out the recipe, it’s worth passing along. (Her cursive script at that age was considerably neater than any I have managed, at any age.)
The cooking instructions are written in the back in my mom’s hand, presumably to save my great-grandma some effort.
Here’s how you make melting moments:
1. Beat together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add cornstarch and flour. Beat until blended.
3. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in colored sugar if desired.
5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden.
6. Cool 2 to 3 minutes, then remove to rack.
Makes 45 cookies.