Memaw's Cookies are a little round hug of love!
Here is my grandmother's recipe--word for word.....
3 & 1/4th Cups Sifted Flour (Sift before measuring.)
1 teaspoon soda
Heaping 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter (2 sticks unsalted butter) softened
1 cup Sugar
5 Tablespoons Milk
1 teasponful vanilla extract
Mix in about 1/3 of the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, then repeat until all mixed together.
Now, you must find a cup or bowl with a pretty bottom. This of course is VERY important. As a child I can remember how fun it was to find the punch cup or little glass bowl that would leave the prettiest little imprint on the sugar cookies, and I still keep my eye out for those today! Of course, if you don't have one of these, a plain glass will do!
In a small bowl, put about a 1/2 cup sugar and mix in a pinch of nutmeg. This nutmeg step was a surprise to me! I didn't know she did that! Wet the bottom of the cup a bit, so the sugar will attach to the glass. Then dip the cup into the sugar and gently press down on dough to flatten cookies on sheet. Dip cup into sugar each time.
Ok, I loved this! After we had all the cookies on the sheets, she went back with her fingers to round out all the edges of the cookies so they looked perfect! Yes, again I will say, some things are just genetic!
This recipe makes about 36 cookies...or at least we think so..... We ate a few before we remembered to count!
This is an awesome little cookie! It is a perfect example of taking really simple ordinary ingredients and making something extraordinary! And you really cannot get more budget friendly than this. I can't wait until you try them yourself! Be sure and tell us about it below! Thanks for sharing the kitchen with us!