GG’s Famous Snickerdoodles
On this early morning in June, I want to discuss some individuals who are near and dear to my heart: my grandmothers. I have two fabulous grandmothers who are some of the most lively and experienced women that I know. Throughout the years, my grandmothers taught me about respect, selflessness, and creativity. Although they are different in many ways, yet my grandmothers both know their way around a kitchen, a golf course, and a church.
My maternal grandmother, Toppy, is one of my biggest fans on the blog. Hi Toppy! She and my grandfather opened up their home to my mother and me when we had no where else to turn. For that, I am forever grateful. She also permitted me to add a family member into the mix, my Australian Shepherd, Cabott. Toppy is a woman on a mission; she always has a “to do” list on the counter, but will always make time to call a friend or sit down to ask how my day went. This summer, you will see some of my favorite Toppy recipes on the blog. She’s a wonderful cook. But today, I want to share a recipe for which my paternal grandmother is famous.
G.G. is my father’s mother. She has traveled from Hawaii to North Carolina to Connecticut and carries an abundance of stories about those special times. G.G. taught my sister and I the importance of being a waitress. During my childhood, my grandmother would have us help her cook dinner on Friday nights and one of us would be the waitress. We would take meal orders, pour water into glasses, and clear the table at the end of the meal. It was hard work for an eight year old, but we never complained.
My G.G. has many skills including gardening, knitting, storytelling, and baking. The people who live in her community always stop to admire her beautiful flowers. She takes pride in her efforts and encourages others to follow in her footsteps.
On one of my birthdays, G.G. gave me a recipe book with all of her favorite and famous recipes on index cards. Her most famous cookie is the snickerdoodle. Although it is a basic recipe, these cookies always taste like love.