Friday, January 10, 2014

Mary Hafford Sugar Cookies

Mary Hafford was an immigrant from Ireland that settled in Wisconsin in the 1800s.  This is her sugar cookie recipe.  It was so much fun to make these with my inquisitive 7 year old.  We talked about how making these cookies would have been different in the 1800s vs. today.  I found pictures of her house online and shared them with her.  One picture was of the wood burning stove which also sparked some good questions.  Few ingredients, simple & tasty!

(This is half the original amount and still made plenty)
1/2 c butter
1 c sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

Cream butter & sugar together.  Add the egg and vanilla.  Gradually add flour and finally baking soda.  Roll into balls, the size of walnuts.  Roll balls into sugar (we used colored).  Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes.

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