Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

xmas sugar cookieI don’t remember my Grandma making any other cookie than her oatmeal, walnut and raisin cookies. However, after she died I found a recipe for sugar cookies. I made them and realized they were the richest sugar cookies around. You can cut them into Christmas themed shapes for the holidays. My favorite shapes are Santa and Christmas trees. I’m sure it’s the German side of me that is a bit obsessed with Santa.

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Gigi’s Ginger Cookies

ginger cookiesYears ago, I found a recipe for ginger cookies in a magazine. It was a vegan recipe. My experiment with eating a vegan diet didn’t last very long, so I adapted this recipe. I removed anything genetically modified and highly processed by substituting the soy butter for real butter and the canola oil for coconut oil. I also substituted the white sugar for brown sugar and added nutmeg and cinnamon. The result is a more flavorful cookie that is GMO-free.

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