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Recently I fell heir to a family history book. I found out from that book about people I’m related to that I had no idea about. It is amazing how complex our genealogy seems to be. Interestingly, it is a simple calculation as a mathematical progression: start with every person (generation 1) has two parents, (generation 2) four grandparents, (generation 3) eight great-grandparents, (generation 4) sixteen great-great-grandparents and so on. The number doubles with each generation. Each parent/grandparent has a whole set of different relatives! Thinking about that makes one realize just how many people we may be related to.

The family history book shared a recipe from Clara Severson Christopherson. Evidently everyone loved to eat these cookies so I decided to make a batch. They were easy to make and they truly are a great tasting cookie.

Ingredients for cookies

½ cup butter or oleo 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour ¼ tsp soda 1 tsp baking powder ⅛ tsp salt 1 small can crushed Pineapple (drain liquid & save for frosting) 1 tsp vanilla

Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned Frosting 6 Tbsp butter (browned) then mix with: 1 ½ cups powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla 4 Tbsp pineapple juice

I think it is time to invite friends in for a cup of tea and cookies from an old recipe!

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