Merry Christmas Cookies

Grandma Mac's recipe

Merry Christmas Cookies
Merry Christmas Cookies

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

5

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

5

servings

Ingredients

  • Dark Dough (for animal shapes, toy shapes, and boy and girl figures).

  • Mix together thoroughly:

  • 1/3

    cup shortening

  • 1/3

    cup brown sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 2/3

    molasses

  • Sift together and stir in:

  • 2 3/4

    cup sifted Gold Medal Flour

  • 1

    tsp. soda

  • 1

    tsp. salt

  • 2

    tsp. cinnamon

  • 1

    tsp. ginger

  • Light Dough (for bells, stockings, stars, wreaths, etc.)

  • Follow recipe for Dark Dough except substitute honey for molasses, and granulated sugar for brown sugar. Use 1 tsp. lemon extract in place of spices.

Directions

Preheat oven to 375. Chill dough. Roll out thick (1/4"). Cut into desired shapes. Place 1" apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until, when touched lightly with finger, no imprint remains. When cool, ice and decorate as desired.

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