Here is the Bestest Christmas cookie recipe--in my book anyway!
I would make up this dough and let it sit in refrigerator till there was
plenty of time for the kids to gather around the table so we could all
play with the cookie cutters.
2 Cups shortening (does anyone use shortening anymore?!)
3 Cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (don't leave this out! makes all the difference in the world)
1 teaspoon vanilla
6-7 Cups of all purpose flour
Cream shortening and sugar till fluffy; add eggs one at a time, beat till
incorporated (I love saying that!)
Add flavoring, nutmeg and flour (enough to form still dough--use your good
judgement on this)
Gather up into ball and chill at least one hour.
When ready, roll out at least 1/4" thick, use powdered sugar on your cutting board--
trust me--this is super delicious and no floury taste to the cookie!
Cut into desired shape. Bake 400* at least 8-10 minutes--but check to make
sure nothing is burning--No one likes burnt sugar cookies!
Usually, I didn't take the time to frost, but you can if you have the energy and time.
Of course, in today's market, you can find all kinds of prepared frostings.
A glass of cold milk with your cookie is perfect!!