Cookies from my childhood.

My Mom's Royal cookbook that I inherited. My sister and I used to bake these recipes as young girls. Recipes written in my Mom's hand are still in the back of the book.

My Mom’s Royal cookbook that I inherited. My sister and I used to bake these recipes as young girls. Recipes written in my Mom’s hand are still in the back of the book.

Read more about it . My sister and I added our own embellishments to the recipe over the years. My favourite is to add 10ml of mixed spice and 10ml of cinnamon to the mix.

My boys love these biscuits also.

My boys love these biscuits also.

*750ml all purpose flour (if the mixture is too wet you may have to add more)
*500ml sugar
*250ml real butter (softened)
*10ml vanilla essence
*2 eggs
*2,5ml of salt
*10ml Mixed Spice
*10ml Cinnamon

Roll batter into balls and press down with a fork. I like to put a whole almond on the top.

Roll batter into balls and press down with a fork. I like to put a whole almond on the top.

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add the softened butter and mix with fingers till the consistency of bread crumbs. Add eggs and vanilla essence. You may have to add a little bit more flour if the batter is too wet. Roll into balls and press down with a fork.

I like them spicy with nuts.

I like them spicy with nuts.

I like to put the spices with but they are just as good without. You can embellish with almonds, silver balls, hundreds and thousands or brown sugar crystals.

In the cookie jar.... They look real good and don't last very long!

In the cookie jar…. They look real good and don’t last very long!

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3 thoughts on “Cookies from my childhood.

  1. I long so much for my ma at times! And her beautiful tins full of cookies! A lovely post and these look so delish. Those old recipe books are awesome treasures. Hugs and have a good weekend Sam xx

    • Hi Colleen, good to hear from you. It was so good to see you and Don and grandson. Season is changing here (getting cooler) so hope for a visit soon! My Mom sadly was not ever much of a baker but I miss my days of baking with my sister, and the big tins we used to fill. Both my grandmothers could bake up a storm though. I really miss that too! Sending much love your way, Sam. 🙂 xxx

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