There are at least two cookies my Grandma made that I remember well and our entire family just loved. We all looked forward every year to her Lemon Whippersnappers, and these delicious Christmas Tree Brown Sugar Cookies.
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Grandma’s Christmas Tree Brown Sugar Cookies
There are at least two cookies my Grandma made that I remember well and our entire family just loved. Her Lemon Whippersnappers, and these delicious Christmas Tree Brown Sugar Cookies. Christmas at Grandma’s place was always fun, with cousins, aunts, and uncles gathering together to share family time.
Grandma 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 photo is the actual recipe Grandma cut from a magazine many years ago.
That’s her actual cookie cutter in the photo, too. This one is really old, but you can get a similar one on Amazon here.
This recipe for Brown Sugar Cookies and her Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter now hang in a shadow box on my kitchen wall. There is a note on it that says “2 of the Brown Sugar. Need more than 1 batch for the Holidays”. She knew we loved these!
You can tell the recipe has been used over and over by the stains that are on it… It’s now wrapped in a plastic cover to protect is from further abuse and destruction.
Every year since she passed, which has been many now, my nieces and I have kept that promise and made Grandma’s Christmas Tree Brown Sugar Cookies. They have joined me each year since they were young, (they’re graduating from college soon), and now my granddaughter helps as well.
We make the cookies and talk about our 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.
P.S. Brownulated Sugar is also known as Granulated Brown Sugar or Pourable Brown Sugar. It might be hard to find in your area, but it can be bought here on Amazon.
Keep Passing Down the Love (and cookies!),