Christmas Cookies

Xmas Cookies&Candies

Susan and I love Christmas and all the cooking and baking we do. Even though it’s now well after New Years, just thinking about this sort of thing still makes me smile. Here’s our recipe for the Christmas cookies we give out to everyone who helped us during the year–our local firemen, dog boarding kennel staff, veterinarians, various doctors who keep us patched together, and so on. It just a simple sugar cookie recipe. But the frosting makes them very festive. We frost the first layer with a knife, and let them dry. Then we put colored frostings with squeeze bottles and decorate on top of the base coat.

3 C flour

2 t baking powder

1 t baking soda

1 C sugar

 

1 C butter

2 eggs

4 T milk

1 t flavoring

 

Sift first 4 ingredients together and cut in the shortening as for pie crust. Mix eggs, milk and flavoring. Add to the first mixture. Dought may be chilled any length of time

 

Roll out, (sprinkle with sugar— unless you plan to fros.t) Cut and bake 8 to 10 minutes in a 400° oven. If you use a dish with granulated sugar to diop your cookie cutter, it will not stick.

 

For frosting: mix powdered sugar with just enough milk to make a dough-like consistency. Add colorings.

Frosted Christmas Cookies

3 C flour

2 t baking powder1

t baking soda

1 C sugar

1 C butter

2 eggs

4 T milk

1 t flavoring

 

Sift first 4 ingredients together and cut in the shortening as for pie crust. Mix eggs, milk and flavoring. Add to the first mixture. Dought may be chilled any length of time

Roll out, (sprinkle with sugar— unless you plan to fros.t) Cut and bake 8 to 10 minutes in a 400° oven. If you use a dish with granulated sugar to diop your cookie cutter, it will not stick.

For frosting: mix powdered sugar with just enough milk to make a dough-like consistency. Add colorings.

 

 

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