the olive tree: Traditions and cookies.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Traditions and cookies.

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This time of year is my favorite. I love everything about the holidays. I find this time to be very nostalgic. I adore pulling out decorations that used to hang on my tree as a child, I hear my great grandparent’s record player fill Bing Crosby’s voice through my kitchen...all while baking a cookie recipe that was handed down through three generations.

We make these cookies at least once a week come Christmas time. In the month of December my children know when I say, “Let's make cookies” ...exactly what cookies I am talking. 

My mother-in-law was kind enough to share her mother-in-law’s famous cookies...I am going to share them with you. 

I love passing along these traditions...because let's face it, our loved ones won't be around forever.

Elderly loved ones also need more care than they did in their youth. Sam’s Club Member’s Mark has all the items needed to care for your's a one-stop shop. Sam’s Club provides premium quality products at a great value. Products like Member's Mark Premium Adult Washcloths 240 ct, which are pictured above. These products are carefully designed to offer superior protection and comfort with attention to skin wellness. After all these loved ones spend years caring for us, they at the very least deserve the same tender care in return. 

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies: 

1 cup of butter (2 sticks) softened 
1 cup of sugar 
3 eggs
3 ½ cups of flour
½ tsp. Salt 
1 tsp. Baking soda 
1 ½ tsp. Vanilla 

Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs. Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients.

Allow dough to chill for an hour in the fridge. 

When dough is flour on both sides and roll dough out flat.

Use cookie cutters to cut out cookie shapes.

 Place cookies on a greased baking sheet.

Now here is what makes these cookies so sprinkle the cookies BEFORE you bake them! 


Bake @ 425 for 5 mins.

I want to take the time to encourage you to think and care for the elderly loved ones  in your lives this season...and remember those who might not have family to celebrate the holidays with. You could let them know you care by creating an elderly care package using quality family care products found at Sam’s Club. Fill the package with a deck of cards, homemade cookies, and other goodies. You could sing Christmas carols at your local senior citizen home. You could simply spend quality time with those in your life who could use the extra company. 

Be sure to head to your local Sam's Club today for all your caregiving needs. In fact, Sam’s Club is your one-stop shop for all personal care and caregiving needs, including prescription refills, free health screenings, and health-related products. 



1 comment:

Huppie Mama said...

Thank you so much for sharing your family's recipe. These cookies look PERFECT for the holidays! #client