Thursday, December 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Sponge Cookies

"Throwback Thursday: Taking you back through the past 6 years by highlighting some of my favorite blog posts"
By: The Food Hunter

This sponge cookie recipe has been passed down to me from my grandmother. Never did a Christmas go by without her making these cookies. Decorating them was always a fun family event. As my grandmother would pull them out of the oven there were always a few of us standing by ready to spread the icing and pour on the sprinkles.

This past Sunday I made a batch of sponge cookies; and even though my grandmother is no longer with us I felt close to her that day as I baked and decorated her special treats. Of course I hope she couldn't hear what I was saying as I spilled hot icing all over the stove and dropped the container of red sprinkles on the floor. These are definitely easier to make with help.

Sponge Cookies
(printable recipe)

1 cup Crisco
1 cup sugar 8 eggs
1 Tbs vanilla
4 cups flour
5 tsp baking powder
2 egg whites
1 lb powdered sugar
4 Tbs melted butter

Cream Crisco and gradually add sugar until combined. Add 1 egg at a time and the vanilla. Blend in 2 cups of flour and baking powder (beat well) Add last two cups of flour beating until mixture is stiff.

Drop by heaping teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Glaze cookie with icing when warm not hot.

Melt butter over low heat. Add eggs and beat over heat. Mix in powdered sugar until combined.


  1. Family recipes like this are always the best. I have a few from my grandmother, too, and they are still family favorites.

  2. I love all "grandma" recipes! These look delicious!!!!

  3. What a delicious, fun way to remember you grandmother.

  4. I have never heard of sponge cookies before. Family recipes are so fun!

  5. Grandma cookies are the absolute best and yay for Crisco (a sign of a true grandma recipe).

  6. What a great idea. Grandma recipes are the bomb. Pinning this too!

  7. Good memories and traditions fill us up, don't they? To remember.

  8. What is it about Grandma's and cookies. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. Bread and butter. :)