Sweet Milk Cookies
My DH told me a story about cookies that his Mom and Grandma used to make.... they don't really have a name, he calls them "Grandma" cookies! His Grandma called them Sweet Milk Cookies. Either way, they are just delicious. I have no idea where this recipe is from as DH had it scribbled on a piece of paper. Recipe is from about the 1930's to 1940's. **These are best when frosted.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar (I use 3/4 cup)
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened (no substitutes!)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour (may need less start with 2 cups)
- 3⁄4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients except flour together. Add enough flour to make the dough roll-able.
- Refrigerate approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Roll dough out to approximately 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter.
- Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. If you make a rolled cookie instead of a cutout may need to increase baking time.
- Allow to cool in cookie sheet 5 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.
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MMMMmmmmm, these are a nummy little decadence that truly live up to their name. Kind of remind me of a nutmeg crisp cookie that I have posted but only because of the great taste of nutmeg that comes thru nicely in this cookie. A soft type cookie which I'm surprised about because normally when I add cream of tarter to a cookie, they come out more crisp. I"m going to make another batch of these so I can use up the rest of my can of sweetened condensed milk. I did use a low-fat version of the milk, just to make myself feel better:-) Oh and I followed your directions for the sugar amount by only using 3/4 cup. I believe that's plenty too. I chose to roll the dough into balls and flatten slightly b/f baking instead of rolling out and using cookie-cutters. Thanks for a great all around cookie Debi~ Made for HolidayTag.