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Home for the Holidays

Oct 31, 2008 05:00PM ● Published by Super Admin

Treasured family recipes bring us comfort every year, but the real magic lies in the memories made while sharing time with family in the kitchen. Style collected recipe cards from the community and prepared a sampling of holiday recipes from local folks, and the memories they’ve made over the years.

"At this time of the year the recipes, the smells and the entire cooking process is a way for me to remember family members whom are no longer with us, but are still here in spirit to remind me to add one more touch of cinnamon, or to not forget to have cool hands when working with pie dough. The smell of my mother baking cookies always signaled a special occasion in our house growing up, and it’s this recipe that stands out the most for me." –Fran Stricker

Grandma’s Old Fashioned Ice Box Cookies
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup melted shortening
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 cup flour
4 cups oats (minute style)
1 cup coconut

Cream sugars and shortening together, add eggs and vanilla. Beat. Sift together salt, soda, flour and add to shortening mix. Then add oats and coconut. Shape into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (This is a moist cookie.)

For more Holiday recipe ideas and memories, be sure to pick up this month's copy of Style-Folsom El Dorado Hills edition. Click on the "Get Your Copy" link on the bottom of this page for some of our newsstand locations. Or, to order a copy of this issue, please email Gloria Schroeder at gloria@sierrastyle.com, or call her at 916-988-9888 x116.

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