My grandma was a sweet, kind lady. Christmas at her place was always a fun time, with cousins, aunts and uncles gathering together to share family time.
Grandma Grace had a two kinds of cookies that our entire family just loved, Lemon Whippersnappers, and these Christmas Tree Cookies. She made these treats for us every Christmas. Being asked to carry on the tradition of baking her signature cookies when she was no longer able was and is quite an honor!
This is the actual recipe Grandma cut from a magazine many years ago. Her recipe and Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter now hang in a shadow box on my kitchen wall. Every year since she passed, which has been many now, I have kept my promise and made her cookies.
My nieces have joined me each year since they were young, and now my granddaughter helps as well. We make the cookies and talk about Grandma Grace. Even though the three of them never knew her, they know about her now because of these cookies.
Grandma’s tradition lives on. Try as i might, I’ve never quite duplicated her efforts. Grandma had her secrets, I guess. It was probably just the extra love she added to the recipe.
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Here is the recipe for Grandma’s Christmas Tree Cookies: