Old-Time Christmas Cookies

Old-Time Christmas Cookies

ld-Time Christmas Cookies


Old-Time Christmas Cookies

  1.  In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter.
Butter
  1. Using pastry blender, cut in 1 Cup until the mixture is like crumbs.
blend
  1. In small bowl, add sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and lemon extract.
eggs
  1. Beat all ingredients until well mixed.
Mixed
  1. Stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture. Knead until dough forms. Create a ball shape with your hands. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 Hour.
Dough
  1. Heat oven to 375. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/4 of your dough to about 1/4 thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on un-greased cookie sheets one inch apart.
cut
  1. Bake cookies for 6-11 minutes or until edges are light brown. (I go for 6 minutes, because I like the softer cookie). Cool cookies after removing them from the pan.
Baked
  1. Frosting: Add all frosting ingredients in bowl, blend until smooth.

  1. At this point, you can use white frosting or add food coloring, per package instructions. I decorated these cookies with plain frosting and sparkles.
Frosted

Recipe from Pillsbury "The Complete Book of Baking" 1993
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Comments

  1. I make a lot of cookies all year long because my nephews love them, but these are cookies I rarely make. Maybe I need to try them this year!

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    1. You have lucky nephews :) They'll love them!

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  2. Making cookies with my kids is one of my favorite things during the holidays. I love that these have lemon extract, will definitely try these this year.

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    1. Yes, the lemon adds just the perfect flavor. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  3. Mmm!!! These are the BEST kind!!! I love that you did frosting from scratch too!! We ALWAYS did it that way!

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    1. Thank you, Amber! Frosting from scratch is so much better than the processed kind :)

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  4. These look amazing! I have not made sugar cookies in a while. It is a shame I only cook them around christmas but we usually overdo it and get cookie burnout LOL

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    1. I know what you mean. It's tiring to cook and then we eat all the food! So much to do, and I hope you have fun :)

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  5. Classic cookies that brings warmth to those around us, also makes the house smell good.

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