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Jennifer Hayashida's pie crust cookies (Christmas Cookies) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Waters

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cream of tartar

1 egg
1 egg yolk
approx. 3 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. baking soda
approx. 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Mix together dry ingredients except for baking soda. Cut in butter and shortening until well mixed.

Add the egg, egg yolk, 2 tbsp. milk and sprinkle baking soda over the above mixture.

Add the vanilla (+ or -) and last tbsp. of milk AS NEEDED until dough comes together in a ball. Adjust with the vanilla and milk until dough is formed. The dough ball should not be wet and sticky.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Chill the dough for at least 1/2 hour.

Roll out dough on floured surface to desired thinness. ( I roll fairly thin, 1/4 " or so because cookies will rise a little when cooked.

Cut cookies in shapes with cookie cutters as desired.

Transfer cut cookies to ungreased baking sheets and bake until lightly browned and not doughy. Time will vary depending on weather and oven, but approximately 8-12 minutes.

Transfer to paper towels to cool.

Cookies may be iced with butter frosting after cooling

or

sprinkle dough with sugar, nutmeg, or cinnamon sugar before baking.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
approximately 6 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
an afternoon
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Jennifer Hayashida and her husband were good friends when my girls were little. She taught me to make these cookies one afternoon and they have become my girls favorite Christmas cookies. I'm now making them with grandkids and they're a big hit. Allow one afternoon for baking and another for decorating or else the kids lose interest before you're done!

 

 

 

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