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Christmas Cutout Cookies and frosting Recipe

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Grandma Ludeking


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
31/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Dash of salt

4 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup Crisco

Blend butter, shortening, and sugar. Add eggs mix. Add vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and stir into cookies.

Refrigerate at least half a day. Roll thick on floured or powdered sugar counter. Cut with cookie cutters.

Bake at 350 degrees until light golden 7 to 12 minutes.

Frosting 1:
Mix sugar and water and boil 1 minute. Mix powdered sugar with egg, add hot syrup and mix. Add vanilla and crisco and beat until creamy. Divide and color as desired.

Frosting 2:
1 egg white
1 box powder sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup shortening.
Add all ingredients to 1/2 of the powdered sugar and blend well with mixer. Than add the rest of sugar and beat.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I like these cookies. However, I loved my mom's cutouts. Sadly, I could not find her recipe. When she decorated her cookies she left no details out. Each Santa had a pack decorated with toys. His fur was detailed around each black boot and hat, coat and so on. Each tree had lights and star and garland. Candles had flickering light and holly at the base. Stars were brilliantly decorated with glitter. Each cookie regardless of shape was decorated with every minute detail.

She did dozens of many different kinds of cookies each Christmas. Never complaining about the work involved.




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