Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Cookie

What a beautiful afternoon to stay home, cuddle, drink hot cocoa (with homemade whipped topping...yummy) and make Christmas Cookies! We use a simple, quick and tasty recipe that my mother-in-law passed to me. This would be Michael's favorite holiday cookie.....In the four Christmas's we have been together, I have yet to make them without him anxiously checking on the progress! :)


3/4 cup of shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Mix together the shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour, salt and baking powder. Cover and chill for one hour. Roll dough to 1/2 inch, cut into desired shapes. We currently have an assortment of Christmas trees, bells, and one Mickey Mouse. Transfer to cookie sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 6-7 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool before icing.


1/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla.

Mix until smooth, add food coloring until desired color. Spread onto cooled cookies....Enjoy!

What is your favorite Christmas dessert?

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