Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 11--Another Batch of Cookies

Ahh, the old standby recipe for Christmas cookies!

2C shortening (can you tell this is an oldie but goodie?)
3C sugar
4 Eggs
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp almond
6-7 C flour (all purpose)
Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs and beat till fluffy and light.  Add flavorings, nutmeg, flour (enough to form a stiff dough)  Chill one hour.
If I didn't have time to make them one day, I would roll them out the next day.  Instead of flour on the surface, I would use sifted powdered sugar (added a crackly goodness to the cookie)
This is when you can use those wonderful cookie cutters.
Bake @ 400* 8-10 minutes--no icing needed; just a glass of cold milk to dunk!

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