Friday, December 12, 2008

Our family Sugar Cookies & Gingerbread Men.....




This recipe is from the

Sesame Street Library Volume 1

Featuring the letters A and B

and the number 1

We bought them in the 70's I'm guessing.


Over the years I've made this recipe over 100 times...always doubled it.




This is from my homemade recipe book...it's full of wonderful recipes that have been a hit in the past. I need to go through them and lighten them up. But this recipe, I will never change. So many memories wrapped up in one little sugar cookie recipe!


Years ago I watched the Bob Braun TV Show. It was a variety show and they always had a cooking section with Beverly Nye. I saved many of her recipes....she was famous for her pie crust recipe..you HAD to use ice water. Beverly loved this Gingerbread man recipe because there was no molasses in them, making them softer for the little ones. Not only are they softer.....they are delicious! Guess I'm made 100's of these too. Always doubled the recipe. Beverly taught us to flour the board you are going to roll the cookies onto and then cover the dough with plastic wrap and then roll out.....makes it so easy to make these cookies.





























I'm going to post Melissa's Buttermilk Chess Pie....
I'll just put it at 500 calories a slice! ;-) Who knows, who cares!!




These are some of our very favorite Christmas recipes....I wanted to share them with you!




Merry Christmas!!


25 comments:

Dan said...

Hello,

Do you have a larger scan of this recipe? I'd love it. If possible, send me a mail at the address tied to this account.

thanks! (or reply here, i've subscribed to followup comments)

Maree said...

Dan if you get this and still want the larger scan of the Sesame Street, I'll be glad to e-mail it to you but can't find it on your site info. Sorry it took so long...just saw your message.

Rogelio said...

Maree, I would like as well a larger scan of the cookie monster recipe you posted here. Would it be possible to email me a copy too?

When I print the current one is hard to read.

vazquez.rogelio@gmail.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am so glad you have posted the actual recipe on here! I used to make this with my mom as a child but I can not find my book anywhere. I was wondering if you would be able to email me a larger scan of the cookie monsters cookie dough recipe! I would love to have the actual book page so I could make it with my daughter! my email is ashley_terrell123@hotmail.com

gogomama said...

Please e-mail a larger one also. thanks George

Maree said...

Hi George...I'll be glad to send you a larger copy, but I will need your e-mail address..

Maree said...

I added a copy of the recipe to the top of this post, you should be able to click on the recipe to make it bigger and then print it....happy cookie eating!

Melissa said...

Thank you for the recipe!!!! I had this set of books as a child and making the cookies (volume 2 shows how to turn them into butterfly shapes and paint them) with my mom is one of my favorite childhood memories. I went in search of these books this weekend -- I saved volumes 1 and 2 of the set for 25 years specifically for these cookies.
But, I couldn't find volume 1 and what good was the directions to shape and paint the cookies without the recipe. I was so excited to find the recipe here -- I made them with my kids today and they were as wonderful as I remember. Thank you so much!!!
God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the cookie monster recipe!! I loved that book and made those cookies often as a child. I don't know what ever happened to my book, but that's okay, I have the recipe I longed for!!
Thanks,
Jennifer in PA

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the cookie monster recipe!! I loved that book and made those cookies often as a child. I don't know what ever happened to my book, but that's okay, I have the recipe I longed for!!
Thanks,
Jennifer in PA

Anonymous said...

Thanks Maree.........I remember this Cookie Monster recipe from my
youth and have been looking for it for quite some time now. Thanks !!!

AJ from Canada ..

Sandra said...

I want to thank you for putting a copy of this recipe here. I have part of the book, but could not find the page with the recipe. I bought this book back sometime in the 70's and it has fallen apart we used it so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I can't find all my recipes after a move and I can't make Christmas cookies without this one!

Linda said...

Thank you sooooo much! I have wondered and wondered about these cookies.....our home burned 11 years ago this month and I guess it was really on my mind. So I googled and found you. Now my Grandchildren can have some of the cookies just like their Dad's had. I almost cried when I found you and I am going to try the Gingerbread cookies also.

Love and Prayers
Linda

Nancy said...

Thank you for posting this with the copies. I have my Cookie Monster copies but for some reason thought I was missing a third page but looks like I've got everything. Best Cookies EVER!!!
Merry Christmas!!

Nancy said...

Thank you for posting the copies of Cookie Monster Cookies. I thought I was missing a third page but now I can see I have it all. Best cookies EVER!!
Merry Christmas!!

angelie said...

I have also been looking for this recipe, I bought a Sesame Street Baking Kit for my daughter for Christmas 20-26 or so years ago. It came with a rolling pin, cookie rolling sheet, cookies cutters, a bag of flour and I think a little bag of cinnamon, the recipe was on the rolling sheet and also a book. If I could buy it now, I would. She and I loved making cookies with it. We made them many times. If my memory serves me well, I pretty sure it called for cinnamon and they wonderful. Could you please email me your recipe of the page, it is hard to read over internet. Thank you

Tina @ Squirrel Acorns said...

Thank you for posting this! These Sesame Street cookies are my husband's favorite, and for some reason I can't find the recipe that I copied down from my mother in law anywhere. And she is here, so can't access her own recipe box. You're a life saver! I tried to make a different recipe for sugar cookies and they just weren't the same for some reason.

Allison said...

Thanks for the Cookie Monster Sugar Cookie recipe. I did a search for it online and found your blog. I've linked this post to a post I'm writing right now. Hopefully you'll enjoy some traffic. :)

Great post!

Chris said...

Thank you for the cookie monster recipe. Seeing the original page brought back so many memories! I am looking forward to making them for the first time with my two year old son!
Melissa, Barrie, Ont.

Rebecca said...

I was just going to make cookies and remembered I loved the one from the Sesame Street book. Thank you so much for posting it! I can't remember what we did with those books. My kids loved those.

Rebecca

Jim said...

Thank you so much for posting the cookie recipe! I was thinking how much fun it would be to make these old cookies with my kids for Christmas and thought maybe I had a long shot of finding it online. To see the original recipe page posted here after one or two google searches and clicks, I was smiling ear to ear!

MommaPontious said...

Thank you so much. My page had fallen out of the book. I used it many years as is, but one day it slipped behind the oven. I forgot about it and left it there when we moved. I'm soooo glad to have the recipe back in the original form, now that I have children. You've made my day.

MommaPontious said...

Thank you so much. My page had fallen out of the book. I used it many years as is, but one day it slipped behind the oven. I forgot about it and left it there when we moved. I'm soooo glad to have the recipe back in the original form, now that I have children. You've made my day. The scan was perfect. I picked it up on my Picasa and size it to fit the page. Thanks!

RollerScrapper said...

Inspired by your post I made my own about Cookie Monster's Special cookie recipe which I believe is the one Angelie above is looking for, it's the one with cinnamon. I thought I'd link it here for those who are searching for that special cookie recipe!
http://my-pink-kitchen.blogspot.com/2014/05/cookie-monsters-special-cookies-and.html