Our Family Christmas Cookies

Norma DeRemer


This is my grandaughter making her own cookies at my house. I found this rcipe in the local news paper when I lived in Ohio over 40 years ago and still make this same recipe every year. My daughter came into the room and cried when she saw her daughter making these. Brought back memories for her and how good they taste. They took one plate full home for them and another plate for Sunday School.

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12 - 18


1/3 c
soft shortening
1/3 c
1 large
2/3 c
1 tsp
lemon flavoring
2-3/4 c
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 c
confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp
lemon flavoring
1 Tbsp


1Preheat oven to 375
2Mix shortening, sugar, egg, honey, lemon flavoring until smooth.
3Sift flour,baking soda and salt together.
4Add mixture and mix well.
5Place in refregiator to chill dough for an hour.
6Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick on floured service.
7Cut into desired shapes by dipping cutter into flour before placing on dough.
8Place on cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until when touch slightly with finger no imprint remains.
9Remove from pan and cool on rack. Mix ingredients for icing in a bowl. Might need to add more sugar or milk to spread evenly. Decorate with white icing or add food coloring as desired.
10Add sprinkles or designs as desired.
11Makes five dozen.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids