Monday, November 14, 2011

Afternoon Tea And My Mom's Sugar Cookie Recipe:

Afternoon Tea And My Mom's Sugar Cookie Recipe

I collect Old Country Roses China and tea ware..,

 I am joining Wanda Lee and Pam this week for, Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday @

Mom made these cookies every Christmas for as long as I can remember. To be honest, they weren't my favorite, because they were very hard. However, since they were the only sugar cookies I had ever eaten, I asked Mom for the recipe.

The first year of my marriage, I made the cookies, but instead of using margarine, as Mom always did, I used butter. The difference it made in the recipe was phenomenal! In fact they were so good, I was grateful that I lived 4000 miles away from Mom. I didn't want her to taste my version, because she took such pride in her own recipe, and frankly, mine were SO much better, that I didn't want hers to be overshadowed.

Every year I would make them I would say to her, "Well, Mom, I made the sugar cookies, but they just don't taste like yours." I never told her that I used butter, and she would quiz me as to what I might have done wrong. I'd tell her that there was no way that I would be able to bake them like she did. I think she took some pride in being the "Sugar Cookie Queen".

Having said that, I have to admit that my Mom's potato salad was absolutely THE BEST! I couldn't come close to reproducing or improving it. She just had the touch, and she certainly didn't pass that one on to me, or any of my sisters. Mom passed away 7 and 1/2 years ago. I really miss her, and would give anything to sink my teeth into her sugar cookies one more time., even if they were a little firm.

These cookies are absolutely delicious, very moist and flavorful, and they are especially good after a week or two, once the flavor of the nutmeg really becomes pronounced. This makes about 5 dozen cookies, or about 2 1/2 dozen double cookies. I make double cookies which are a round cookie on the bottom, and a cookie of the same circumference but with a small hole in the centre, into which I put a dab of raspberry jam. To give you a word to the wise, these bake up quite large, and need to be watched so that they are baked sufficiently , but are not over-done.

Anyway, here is the recipe so that you can also make them in all their glory; ( below the picture of freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam; another of my specialties, hence the moniker ~ Scone Queen), but take my advice and use butter!

Please enjoy our little Tuesday, Afternoon Tea respite my friends. ~ Do make this special Sugar cookie recipe soon and curl up with a freshly brewed cup of tea and a good book, enjoying the sweet, slightly crunchy, somewhat soft, buttery delights with just hint of Nutmeg flavor.., Yum!

Compliments of moi, A.K.A./The Scone Queen

Mom's Sugar Cookies

Cream together: 2 cups sugar
1 pound of butter
4 eggs (room temperature)

Combine and then add to the above mixture: 5 cups white flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Roll into a large ball. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate until firm to make rolling easier. Roll out 1/4 inch and cut into designs. Bake 350 degrees F. six to seven minutes.

~ Please let me know you came by to visit by kindly leaving a comment. ~ I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.

Warmest regards, Rose, A.K.A./The Scone Queen


  1. I must try this Recipe! Thanks so much for joining us for tea Rose!.., Hope you're feeling better with your legs troubles flaring up!

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  2. Your Old Roses china is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your Mother's sugar cookie recipe. The teapot/teacup cookies are so cute! Happy Tea Day!

  3. Hello I am new to your blog..very pretty...I will "follow" so I can come back a peruse more later.
    he he, That's too cute...Your cookies look yummy and of course butter!
    I like the photo you took of your pretty pink rose china cups next to the books...
    Clotted cream I haven't had that since I came back from England, that just happens to be the best food ever!

  4. Mmm, the cookies look good! Merry Christmas~

  5. I love your moon sugar cookie. I will definitely give this a try. Hopefully I can get this right.

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