Cookie Twists

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1 cup butter
3 1/ 2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons bking powder

1 egg
rainbow sprinkles or sesame seeds

1. Soften butter.
2. Oven 350 degrees.
3. Cream butter and sugar until fluff. Add eggs and vanilla, blend well.
4. Sift flour and baking powder separately, gradually add flour mixture to butter
mixture, forming a dough.
5. Pinch off 1-inch balls. Roll into 6-inch ropes. Fold in half and twist. Place twists
1/2 inch apart onto greased cookie sheets.
6. Beat egg and milk together. Brush top of twists with milk mixture and sprinkle with
sesame seeds or rainbow sprinkles. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently, remove from
pan, with a spatula to wire racks to cool.
7. Enjoy – Butter cookies with a twist!

Happy Mother’s Day from Somebody’s Mom to all “Moms”! The greatest gift of all is your family. I will think of my mom, grandmothers and aunts today. I will say a prayer for them along with a thank you for all they have done for me. They may not be here physically, but they are still here with me in my memories and in my heart!

These Cookie Twists are really the same recipe as my Sesame Cookies, but without the sesame seeds. But my little Chi Chi, my granddaughter Mackenzie’s nickname, likes rainbow sprinkle cookies and probably would not eat them with sesame seeds on them. Whatever my grandchildren want as far as food goes, I am always happy to comply!
My grandsons, Jared and Tommy, love cheesecake. I bake them cheesecakes, both large and mini size. All three seem to enjoy my baked macaroni and cheese, homemade with lots of love thrown in. Brownies without nuts, chocolate chip cookies, and my spaghetti sauce also are all time favorites.
As far as drinks go, there is a steady supply of ingredients to make Shirley Temples at a moment’s notice for the grandkids. I favor my own version which is different from the original drink. My Shirley Temples are made up of equal parts ginger ale soda and cranberry juice with numerous Maraschino cherries added for fun. Shirley Temple’s main ingredients consist of grenadine and ginger ale soda with cherries, but then some recipes call for real lime juice or lemon/lime soda. The only thing that matters to me is that the grandkids love my Shirley Temples, so I keep them coming.
When you love to cook, it is a joy to cook for those you love for all the generations!

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