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Lenore’s Homemade Cookie Doo

I’m grieving a bit this morning. I miss my grandmother tremendously. We were going to get together to make cookies this year as we had for the past couple of years. She amazed me with her energy in making hundreds, maybe more than a thousand of cookies with me, standing in the kitchen, mixing dough, and her being over eighty years old.

I’m listening to Thich Nhat Hanh while writing this. He’s lecturing on loneliness, and says that we can build a home within ourselves, that we don’t really need to have another person around in order to feel at home. It helps me feel a little better.

Every year, I make this recipe of Grandma’s, “Lenore’s Homemade Cookie Doo.” Grandma actually sold this dough to Heinen’s (a grocery store chain in Ohio) at one point–an original freezer roll cookie.

Lenore’s Homemade Cookie Dough

1/2 C. shortening
1/2 C. butter
2 C. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
3 C. flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together. Wrap in wax paper. Chill, slice, decorate with sprinkles, bake 350 degrees 12 min. Also good with 1/2 brown sugar.

~ Lady

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One Response to “Lenore’s Homemade Cookie Doo”

  1. Christina B. says:

    Thank you.. this touched me…. a wonderful memory that you have to preserve and cherish. It’s often simple loving activities we share with other that we remember with warmth.

    Perhaps this is how we “honor our ancestors”… in preserving these simple traditions.

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