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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Cookin with The Columns: Cookies for Santa?


When I was a little girl, I was a member of the Sunbeams which was a Baptist preschool missionary organization.  We went to Sunbeams every month while our mothers went to the women’s missionary group.  My teacher was Mrs. Gray and she made the best sugar cookies and brought them for us every time we met. 

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I was always very disappointed when she didn’t bring them.  When I got a little older, I asked Mrs. Gray for her recipe.  I still have the recipe card that I copied from her in my fourth or fifth grade handwriting.  After I got married, every Christmas Eve I would make these cutout cookies and decorate them for Christmas.  Eventually Charles started helping me cut them out and decorate.  Then when our kids came along, they would “help” even at a very early age.  It was our Christmas Eve tradition.  Now my grandchildren all help me cut them out and decorate.  This will be Colton’s first year to “help” so I can’t wait to see the mess he will help us make!  Try them for yourself...they are delicious and worth the effort!  Merry Christmas to you and yours and be sure to keep Christ in your Christmas!





1/2 cup sugar

5 Tablespoons butter, softened

1 egg

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla


Cream sugar and butter.  Add egg, then flour, baking powder and vanilla.  Child for at least an hour.  Roll out on floured surface.  Bake at 350 degrees until slightly browned.

Makes 2 dozen.

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