Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hammy's Sugar Cookies

My mom makes the most INSANELY good sugar cookies every year for Christmas Eve. After spending an entire year looking forward to Hammy's cookies, family and friends plan to stop by her house on the way home from church or to other Christmas Eve gatherings.

I will be honest -- I have not made these on my own. (Although I did decorate these.) I just don't have the patience for the rolling and cutting. Perhaps when my girls are older. Even still, I thought I should share the recipe. I think you will find it to be outstanding.

Hammy's Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar

Cream together.

Then add,

1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 cups of flour.

Mix together.

Then add,

1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar

That's it!

These will bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

FYI, my mom says the key is to not roll to thin.

For the frosting, we like to use a mixture of powdered sugar, a little milk or cream and vanilla or almond. If you have not tried this glaze recipe before, it's super easy. Just go easy on the liquid. It will take less than you think!

See also Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Vintage Recipe Thursday and Ultimate Recipe Swap.


  1. Thank you for sharing your mom's very special Christmas Eve cookies and frosting with us at Vintage Recipe Thursday! We love these kinds of sugar cookies at our house. :-)

  2. They do look yummy and so pretty, as well! Thanks for sharing the special recipe and linking to TMTT.

  3. Thanks for sharing your mom's special recipe. They look very pretty.

  4. Love the bright colors! you can't celebrate Christmas without sugar cookies:)

  5. That is a lot of cookies! I agree, rolling and cutting out a ton of cookies is not my style, I am done long before I run out of dough. I wonder how well this would convert to a slice and bake cookie?



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