Family Traditions


Sugar cookies…..there are so many recipes for them.  But this one is special.  I grew up eating my Grandma Broz’s sugar cookies and they were special because only she could make them so delicious.  Our tradition was to dip them in coffee.  My kids grew to love them the very same way, dipping them in coffee at an early age.  My mom has taken over the role of making these delicious sugar cookies since my grandmother is no longer living on earth.  I have made them several times now and continue to work to get them as perfect as grandma!  I love remembering these special things about my grandmother and being able to pass them along as a family legacy.  Enjoy this recipe!

Grandma Broz’s Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:  3/4 cup shortening, 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 4 cups flour, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 3 teaspoons baking powder.  Topping:  candied sprinkles


Mix together one cup of sugar with shortening, then add one egg and mix.  Add another cup of sugar to mixture and then the remaining egg.  Then add milk and vanilla.  Add 2 cups flour to mixture, then nutmeg and baking powder, once mixed then add remaining 2 cups flour.  Chill dough for 45-60 minutes.  Roll out dough on prepared surface approximately 1/4 inch (thin) and use cookie cutters for shapes.  Top with candied sprinkles.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes on greased cookie sheet.

Yield:  Approx. 4 dozen


1 thought on “Family Traditions”

  1. Yes, delicious, and does bring back great memories. I want to think l have perfected mom’s way, after many times making them with her, and trying to follow her direct instructions!!

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