G Love’s Got Cookie Love to Spread

December 23 ,2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays ya’ll! Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and so am I cause I can’t get enough of those good, old fashioned Christmas cookies. Besides carols, trees, church, family and presents, what says Christmas better than cookies?!? Now I know everyone says their Mom makes the best Christmas cookies but I’m gonna step up and lay down the God’s Honest Truth. My little sister makes the best, crunchiest, cinnamon-sugareriest, lightest, crispiest, banginest, christmassyiest christmas cookies ever to be served to Santa with a glass of milk. Peep out the recipe below. It’s a family recipe from my Grandma Mimi. Mimi made them good and my Mom makes them good too but lil’ sis has mastered the technique. Damn! They’re crunchy. She is the queen of holiday cookies.

Its a very simple recipe. Make sure you’ve got a lot of fun shaped cookie cutters and various types of sugar to sprinkle on the top. I love the cinnamon sugar the best. The secret to make these cookies great is to roll the dough as thin as humanly possible. The thinner the better. If the cookies are thin like paper then you will call me and say, “Damn G, you were right! These cookies are the finest Christmas cookies the world, Santa, Rudolph and all of his elves have ever tasted.” If you don’t roll them thin enough because you’re a lazy-ass Christmas cookie chef then you will just say, “Damn, G was right, these cookies are good and all, but they’re not the best in the world – G, you’re frontin’, my Mom’s are better”. Its gonna be up to you!

Here’s a hot tip from my lil’ sis: All you need to roll them this is a lot of elbow grease, make sure the dough is cold out of the fridge and roll it on a pastry cloth with a well floured silicone rolling pin or a rolling pin with a cloth cover.

Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

G. Love

My Grandmother’s Christmas Cookies

1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks)
2 C sugar
2 eggs
4 C. flour
pinch salt
1 tlb. Vanilla

1. Cream butter and sugar in mixer really well – until smooth and creamy
2. Beat in eggs one at a time
3. Add vanilla
4. Add flour, it will be very thick beat well so it is well mixed.
5. On a lightly floured surface, divide into 2 parts then divide into thirds. Flatten into pattiesand refrigerate for 24 hours.
6. Preheat oven to 350. Roll out dough, ½ patty at a time on a floured baking cloth. Either use a floured silicon rolling pin or a cloth rolling pin cover. As this will allow you to roll them very thin.
7. Use various cookie cutters and transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
8. sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or colored sugars to decorate.
9. Bake for about 7 min. until light golden brown.
10. Store in cookie tins.

(Check out G. Love’s holiday track “Christmas Baby” on This Warm December, A Brushfire Holiday Volume 1 – available now on iTunes.)

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