Michigan Dairy Farm Families Share Favorite Cookie Recipes
Christmas cookies – and milk – are always part of the holidays. Farm families share some of their favorite recipes passed down through generations. Or – like you – when you’re too busy, sometimes you simply stop at the store, like dairy farmer Nicole. Be sure to click on the links to get the delicious recipes!
Carla Wardin, St. Johns, MI
Truth or Dairy
“One of our favorite holiday traditions is making Christmas cookies and we always love it! And, of COURSE, we eat them with milk! With three boys, these soft sugar cookies cookies go fast.”
Gertie van den Goor, Marlette, MI
“My family and I immigrated from Holland and speculaas cookies are a very special family recipe. Speculaas, or windmill cookies as we know them in the states, are a typical cookie for the holidays. You can find them year-round prepackaged in the store, but in November and December you find them in all kinds of shapes freshly baked in bakeries, sometimes even filled with an almond paste filling.”
Ashley Messing-Kennedy, Bad Axe, MI
“Grandma L. is my Great Grandma Longuski (my mom’s grandma). I don’t remember baking Grandma L’s sugar cookies with her, but I do have great memories of making them with my grandma and my mom. We would get to pick the color of the sugar and roll the dough balls in. We always loved making these cookies, and as a mom now, I love them because they’re so easy!”
Nicole Wren, Prescott, MI
Michigan Farm Girl
“My recipe for a wonderful milk related snack is Nabisco’s Chips Ahoy! Truthfully, there are sometimes when it’s easier for this mom to grab cookies from the store, a gallon of dairy goodness, and gather in the kitchen for some family time. We love milk, and it goes great with any cookie!”
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