Recipe Wednesday …. Aunt Lois’s Sugar Cookies

AuntLoisRibbon     My Aunt Lois, Uncle Elmer and their family used to go up to the mountains with is when we were little.  Their boys would love my mom’s Krinkle Cookies and my sisters and I would go gaga over my aunt’s soft sugar cookies.  Let’s face it! We all knew the real reason why we all went to the mountains together! The food!  Unfortunately my Aunt Lois passed away mid-May 2008 from stomach cancer but she will always be in our hearts.  On our recent trip to the mountains, I was telling my daughter about how we once tried to talk my aunt into jumping off of Big Rock.  We coaxed and pleaded and begged as she stood tentatively on that rock peering at the cold water around us.  We almost had her talked into it when someone spotted the snake swimming around us in the water.  And that was that…..

     Another time they had bought a “new” car which smelled like cigarette smoke from the previous owner.  I liked to tease her about this.  In fact, I had worked at the same nursing home as she for awhile and whenever the fire alarm went off in her area, I would check to “make sure she wasn’t smoking”.  She would just laugh….. and laugh and laugh!

     She would often be seen giving one of her four boys a hug and I often did not understand why she kept doing that.  Didn’t she know boys didn’t like affection?  When I had a son of my own I told her that I finally understood.

Aunt Lois’s Soft Sugar Cookies

1 c. brown sugar
3 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. shortening

Mix in
9 c. flour
5 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. baking powder
2 c. buttermilk
3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Bake 375°

Brown sugar frosting
1/4 c. butter (browned)
2 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
milk, as needed (use a scant amount at a time)


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