Mamaw’s Sugar Cookies
Rosa Haude Klein, as submitted by Lori Klein Quinn
These sugar cookies bring back memories of Family Christmases at Mamaw’s house on Barbara Street. She would make these every Christmas since they were the grandchildren’s favorite.
My grandparents, Rosa and A B Klein (Mamaw Papaw), had 9 children. My father Howard Klein Sr. was the 2nd son. When Papaw died in 1956, Mamaw and her three eldest sons continued to operate the family businesses for the family. Mamaw died in December of 2000. For 44 years she was the matriarch of the family, hosting every Christmas clebration for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and their families at her home on Barbara Street, the number of guests eventually totaling over a hundred people. She bought every person a gift. My Aunts told me they would begin shopping with her in January sales every year. It was a special family time, a memory that still makes me smile, just like these cookies.