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Merry Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/3 cup soft shortening
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2/3 cup honey
2 3/4 cup sifted flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Mix shortening, sugar, egg, honey and vanilla together thoroughly. Sift flour and soda together and stir in. Chill dough. Roll out thick (1/4"). Cut into desired shapes. Place l" apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until, when touched with finger, no imprint remains. When cool, ice and decorate as desired. Bake at 375 for 8 - 10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen. To hang on Christmas tree, loop a piece of green thread and press ends into dough at top of each cookie before baking. Bake with string side down. To decorate: STARS: Cover with white icing, sprinkle with sky blue sugar. WREATHS: Cut with scalloped cutter, using smaller cutter for center. Cover with white icing. Sprinkle with green sugar and decorate with clusters of berries made with red icing--leaves of green icing. BELLS: Outline with red icing. Make clapper of red icing. STOCKINGS: Sprinkle colored sugar on toes and heels before baking. Or mark heels and toes of baked cookies with icing of some contrasting color. CHRISTMAS TREES: Spread with white icing, then sprinkle with green sugar. Decorate with silver dragees and tiny colored candles.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
5 dozen

 

 

 

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