And, in honor of what would have been her 103rd birthday tomorrow, I thought I’d share the recipe. Yes, she was born on 12/12/12— December 12, 1912.
She, along with my mom, made these cookies from the left over pie crust dough when she would make a pie. I grew up on these cookies and I love them. I’ll even admit that sometimes, I make them without even making a pie. I make a batch of dough just to make the cookies.
Pie Crust: (This is my go to pie crust for all my homemade pies, too)
- 2 Cups of Flour
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
- 2/3 Cup of Crisco Shortening
- 2 Tablespoons of Water (Sometimes you may need more)
Add the water and mold together into a ball, kneading as little as possible Roll out on a flat surface until you’ve reached your desired thickness and cut with cookies cutters.
Once all your shapes are cut out, set them aside. Repeat until the dough is all used. **The more you handle this dough the tougher it gets and will fall apart, so try to get as many cookies out of each sheets you roll out.** Once all the cookies are cut, sprinkle a layer of cinnamon and a layer of sugar on top. Place on cookie baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.