Sugar Cookies (memere pickle’s recipe)

Our granddaughter came over today for a visit.  She has these long breaks at University so she comes and spends the afternoon with us.   I was about to make cookies so we decided to make her great grandmother’s sugar cookies. My mother in law was a great cook.  Miss her at Christmas time.  I used to go over and make her pie crust for her to make her meat pies…I have her recipe for that too! Maybe next time LOL

The younger great grandchildren called here “memere pickle”.  That all started when Mila (great granddaughter)used to go and see her and ask for a pickle.  So the name stuck and she became “memere pickle”

Her recipe was hand written on a piece of paper she had on hand.  I added my own notes to it so pay attention!!!


Sugar Cookies…(memere pickle’s recipe)

My mother in law wrote this on a piece of paper she had on hand.

I added my own notes so please pay attention!!!

I made the recipe with butter NOT MARGARINE!

I also baked it 9 minutes in my oven.  So depending on how hot your oven is I would say 8-10 minutes.  You want the edges lightly golden.



Fruitcake Cookies

Wow…this cookie is DELICIOUS!  When you look at the large amount of ingredients you’ll freak out for sure.  But…it makes 8 dozen cookies.

I make them at Christmas only….I figure I can splurge then.  My hubby is around the kitchen again today..and he had three already.

I cook all my cookies in the convection oven which requires a 25 degree drop in temperature and I bake on two racks only…the bottom and then two rows up. I bake for 10 minutes exactly at 350 convection and they are perfect.

If you have a regular oven don’t fret…bake at 375 for 10-13 minutes…till they start to turn gold.

Note:  they will not flatten..I use a #24 scoop and they stay in balls….

Fruitcake Cookies:

  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 2 TBSP vanilla
  5. 1 tsp baking soda
  6. 3 cups all purpose flour
  7. 6 cups pecans, chopped
  8. 2 lbs of mixed fruit chopped ( I buy mine at Bulk Barn)
  9. 1 lb of chopped dates ( Bulk Barn..already chopped)
  10. 12 oz raisins


  • mix first three ingredients in very large bowl
  • add vanilla, mix well
  • whisk flour and baking soda together
  • add to the butter mixture
  • add all the other ingredients

Note:  you’ll think you have to much stuff…but it will be fine…mix all together by hand..there is only enough batter to hold everything together!

  • scoop using #24 scoop ( 1 1/2 TBSP)
  • bake at 375 for 10-13 minutes

Make sure you hide them….! They will disappear!