Grandma Gudrun Lovas’s “White Cookies”


0Q1qz4d4bo1_500_zpsb68a339fBusy with my Christmas baking I had a flashback.  My Norwegian grandma Gudrun Lovas’ sugar cookies.  My cousin Nancy says she called them White Cookies.  They were legend.  Long after she left us there was talk of these marvelous cookies–memories.

I sent a message to my cousin Nancy asking if she had the recipe.  She quickly replied and I giggled as I read her comments:

“I found it! This is exactly how she wrote it: 1 cup butter 1/2 cup lard 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon vanilla There is no mention of flour or baking temperature. I’m sure she just added flour until it felt right for rolling out. Gudrun called them “white cookies”.”

I’m guessing 2-3 cups of flour.  Start with 2 and add until, you know, it feels right!

I’m going to try this recipe.  I’m sure the delicious memories will remind me of the gentle hugs from Grandma.

May your Christmas be filled with all kinds of hugs and warm sweet memories.  May you remember the old ones and create new ones.  Enjoy your loved ones.  Merry Christmas.  G