Many Sammamish residents have family traditions they follow during the holiday season, including recipes they cannot live without during this time of the year. We picked a few recipes to share with the community. If you have a recipe you would like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brie Ventre grew up helping her mother make these ice cream cookies for family and friends every holiday season, and believes her mother got the recipe from one of the old Betty Crocker cookbooks.
Ventre, 57, has been making them for more than 40 years and shares them with her neighbors and friends. Ventre’s daughters, who are in their mid-20s, have continued this tradition in their homes and so have other family members. Eyebrows are raised if the cookies fail to show up during the holidays.
“It has nothing to do with ice cream but they look like small ice cream sundae,” said Ventre.
Ingredients (makes about 4 dozen):
1½ cups of butter (salted or unsalted), softened to room temperature
1½ cups of powdered sugar
4 beaten egg yolks
4 cups of all-purpose flour
4 tsp of vanilla extract
Thoroughly whisk the butter and sugar, then add egg yolks and vanilla, beat well. Add flour and mix until well combined.
Drop mixture using a teaspoon (about 1-inch pieces) onto an ungreased cookie sheet. They should not be perfectly round.
Bake 16 to 17 minutes at 350°F. Cool completely.
Top with buttercream frosting and dip in sprinkles.