Two Teens And Their Mama: Grandma Mary's Refrigerator Cookies

Monday, December 22, 2014

Grandma Mary's Refrigerator Cookies


Since my mom doesn't cook very much, I have been asking her for Grandma Mary's recipe book for years.   A package arrived this week, and inside was the book - even though my mom is flying up for Christmas.  I don't know why she didn't just bring it with her. Anywho.... 

Tucked in the pages was the recipe for my Grandma's refrigerator cookies, which I haven't had since she passed away eight years ago.  Just seeing her handwriting made me teary.



These crispy cookies are perfect with morning coffee or served with ice cream.



Refrigerator Cookies

6 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups shortening, melted
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup sliced almonds

Mix vanilla and eggs together, then add melted shortening and sugars.  Cream well.  Sift dry ingredients together, then add to shortening mixture in small amounts, mixing well after each addition.  Add nuts.  Make dough into 2" by 6" rolls, and refrigerate until firm (about an hour).  Slice 1/4" thick cookies off rolls and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 8 minutes.

Me, Grandpa Ed and Grandma Mary, Christmas 1967
Merry Christmas week!

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20 comments:

  1. I wish I had my grandmother's recipe book! These cookies sound delicious and seem easy to make! Love the throwback photo! Merry Christmas Lana!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. You too Jill. I'm so happy to have the recipe book!

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  2. Such a sweet post! this is inspire me to make my own with my grandma's recipes! I hope I will make time for this! Merry Christmas to you and boys!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you as well! Thanks so much for visiting :)!

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  3. I'm glad you got those recipes! I sincerely hope you have the best Christmas ever! I'm so thankful that you are my friend!!! See you next year!

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    1. I'm SO glad we became friends. Can't wait to see what 2015 brings!

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  4. I love the well-used, well-loved recipe cards.

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  5. Aww! That's so special. And I agree about getting teary when I see my grandmother's writing. I hope you have the best Christmas ever, with the best cookies.

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  6. Love old recipe cards...especially the stained ones. It's like taking a step back into the past.

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    1. Exactly. Just making and eating these cookies this weekend made me feel like I was 10 again.

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  7. Those hand-written recipes are the best. I have inherited a few from my mom and grandma. Will always treasure them. You sure were a cute baby! No wonder you are such a cute mommy.

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    1. Leslie, you are the sweetest! I love the hand written recipes too!

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  8. Yumm! I recently received my mother's recipe box and I totally know how you felt when you saw that familiar handwriting. I looked at those cards and turned over those recipes and it was like Mom was peeking over my shoulder and pointing out interesting bits! Having those recipes was almost as good as tasting those dishes!

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    1. I agree! I made the cookies for my uncle this weekend, and it brought back such memories for him!

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  9. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

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