Frosted cookie-cutter cookies
My mom got this
recipe many years ago in a cookbook that came in installments,
so it didn't have a name on the binder and
I don't know what it was called. She had us (the kids) make
these cookies every year.
- 1 cup solid shortening
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp almond flavoring
- 2 3/4 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp cream or milk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
(not Mexican, unless you like tan frosting)
- food coloring
Cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs, salt,
Stir in the flour until blended.
Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
Preheat oven to
Roll out on a floured surface to a thickness of
1/8 to 1/4 inch
Cut with the cookie cutters of your choice (this was always a
cause for argument in our family).
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until tan around the edges!about
Allow to cool.
Make the frosting by beating together the sugar, milk, and
vanilla until smooth. Divide and color each portion.
Frost the cookies.
These cookies are about the only ones I know that taste better
cooked and cold than as raw dough.
Cinnamon red hots make good eyes for animals or Santas.
easy to moderate.
15 minutes preparation, 2 hours chilling, 15 minutes rolling and baking.
measure the ingredients.
UC San Diego, San Diego, Calif., USA
Recipe last modified: 29 Nov 86
From: ix403@sdcc6 (Kate Hedstrom)
Subject: RECIPE: Christmas star cookies
Date: 19 Dec 86 02:55:19 GMT
Organization: Univ. of California, San Diego, Calif., USA
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