Grandma Sally’s Christmas Cookies

I did it! My freezer is now stocked with batches of Maxine’s Gingersnaps, Peanut Butter Cookies, McHoward Cookies, and today’s recipe: Grandma Sally’s Christmas Cookies. As you might have guessed from the name, the recipe for Grandma Sally’s Christmas Cookies was passed down from my maternal grandmother (and namesake) Sally, a wonderful woman who passed away before I was born.   Everyone says she was a great cook and a … Continue reading Grandma Sally’s Christmas Cookies

McHoward Cookies: Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut

I’ve been baking up a storm this week,  making cookies for the wedding weekend. First up was Maxine’s Gingersnaps,  a recipe from my paternal Grandmother. For the second batch, I made Peanut Butter Cookies, one of Joe’s late father’s favorites. The third cookie creation of this week is the McHoward, a combination of my favorite, chocolate chip and Joe’s favorite, white chocolate macadamia nut.  Yes, I am being oh … Continue reading McHoward Cookies: Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut

Peanut Butter Cookies

As I shared yesterday, I always planned to make my own wedding cake(s) but my family strongly encouraged me not to and after thinking through the logistics, I agreed that it wasn’t the best idea.  Instead, until we leave for NC later this week I’m baking cookies for a couple of events during the  wedding weekend.  First up was Maxine’s Gingersnaps,  a recipe from my paternal Grandmother, and … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies

Maxine’s Gingersnaps

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes and comes from my paternal Grandmother, Maxine who I was lucky to get to know for 26 years.  Despite living far away in Minnesota, she always made time to see us; she loved to fly south in the cold winter months.  She passed down to me her love of cooking, vacuuming (truly) and my blonde hair.  I’ve … Continue reading Maxine’s Gingersnaps