“Hard Times Cookies”
Jane Sorensen is my mother. She is 47 years old and is a homemaker and mother of two children--me and my brother. She lives with my father in Preston, Idaho. My father is employed by the city of Preston. Jane grew up in Mink Creek, Idaho. She is from a large Scandinavian family. Her relatives are scattered about southeastern Idaho, all within two hours of the Preston area. Jane has a great personality and is an excellent cook. She loves to laugh and have fun and make holidays special for as many people as she can.
The following is a cookie recipe that has been handed down in her family for many generations. I have seen it made and have eaten the cookies many times. We talked about the recipe in her kitchen as she was mixing up a batch to show me how it went.
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Hard Times Cookies
This recipe is special, Jane says, because it has been a cheerful thing to have around when times were hard. During the Depression her grandfather was a dryfarmer who raised bees as well. Her grandmother would make these cookies for the children, cutting them up into playful shapes. Our family calls them “Hard Time Cookies,” but we love them even when times are great.
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