Christmas Cookie Recipes

Grandma Priscilla’s Christmas Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups of sifted flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening (crisco)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Sift flour, salt & baking powder together in a separate bowl.
  2. Cream shortening & sugar together, then add eggs & vanilla in a separate bowl.
  3. Add all sifted ingredients and milk in with the wet ingredients.
  4. Roll dough out with rolling pin and use cookie cutters to cut into festive shapes.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Frost and sprinkle cookies, enjoy!


Ethel's Sugar Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Mix thoroughly butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Blend in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cover and refrigerate, chill at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Generously flour pastry mat and rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick.
  6. Cut out cookies with floured cookie cutters. 
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and decorate with colored sugar sprinkles, nonpareils, jimmies, dragees (silver or gold balls), and red hot.
  8. Bake 6-8 minutes (until very light brown) Makes 4 dozen. 
  9. Frost undecorated cookies after baked and cooled.

Noel Balls

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups sifted flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chopped nuts

 Instructions

  1. Cream butter & sugar, add vanilla.  Stir in flour & salt, add nuts
  2. Form into balls (approx. tsp size)
  3. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet until brown on bottom
  4. Bake at 400 for approximately 7 minutes
  5. Roll in confectioners sugar while hot


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