I was thirteen at Christmas, 1968, and Mom had been very ill with the Hong Kong flu. To cheer her up, I decided to make the delicious molasses cookies from the recipe in our well-worn Betty Crocker Cookbook. I doubled the batch so that we would have plenty of the Christmas shaped cookies, but when we went to eat them they were very dry. It was determined that I'd failed to double the amount of molasses! We ate them anyway.
My favorite cookie recipe is for ETHEL'S SUGAR COOKIES, which is also found in my Betty Crocker cookbook. These cookies are adaptable and can be rolled into any shape for any season or event.
For Christmas, I use cookie cutters to create stars, bells, wreaths, and trees, then frost with colored icing. A dusting of candy sprinkles adds to the appeal of these cookies, but they are still yummy unadorned!