This Christmas both my grandmother and my favorite aunt returned gifts to me that I had once given them.

My grandmother returned a Thank You note I had written to her and grandpa after I graduated from high school. I'll spare you the details on that one.

My favorite aunt returned a cookbook I had given her that one of my elementary school teachers had put together. I think it was from second or third grade. Basically, we students and our mothers contributed recipes and the teacher wrote them all out and photocopied (or mimeographed--the ink is a kind of purple color) them into recipe books.

I'll share my recipe, and then one more, which is pretty hilarious. Okay, mine's a little funny, too.

Here's mine:

Star Cookies

3 C. powder
2 1/2 C. sugar
3 1/2 C. milk
3 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Mix the ingredients to make a dough. Flatten the dough with clean hands. Cut cookies out with a star cookie cutter. Bake for 1/2 hr. in 50 degree oven.

Frost cookies when cool and decorate with Christmas sprinkles.


3 1/2 C. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 stick butter

Mix all ingredients together and beat until creamy.

Here's Tony G.'s:

Cotton Candy

1 1/2 C. cotton
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. cherry flavoring

Roll the cotton out flat. Put sugar in. Then put flavoring in. Now it's ready to eat.

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If anybody happens to try either of these out, be sure to let me know about it.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Hey—a budding food blogger!