Baking is Gavin's so-called "funny little passion." He even refers to himself as the "Cookie Man." This particular recipe was passed down from his grandmother — who is now 85 years old — and the secret ingredient that makes it special is the cream of tartar, adding a truly unique flavor to the cookie.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the sugar and butter.
Beat in eggs.
Add milk and vanilla.
Mix dry ingredients together and stir into creamed mixture (may need to add 1/4 cup of flour to make stiff dough).
Roll thin, cut into circles and sprinkle with sugar (or roll into balls, place on cookie pan and flatten with a glass dipped in sugar).
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.