Classic Christmas Cookies
When my kids were small we made Santas, trees,stars, snowmen, hearts, diamonds, snowflakes,Ann and Andy,,etc..
But my favorites were the snowflakes,and stars I liked to decorate them with frosting and editable glitter and hang on the Christmas tree-the kids liked sprinkling on the glitter.
1/3 ccrisco butter flavor
1 cgranulated sugar
1/3 cdairy sour cream
1 tsplemon peel, grated finely
1 tsplime peel, grated finely
3/4 tspbaking powder
1/4 tspbaking soda
2 1/2 call purpose flour
How to Make Classic Christmas Cookies
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter, Crisco and sugar in your mixer bowl and mix on medium for 30 seconds. Add sugar, sour cream, egg, vanilla, lemon,lime,baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until well combined-adding 1/2 the flour slowly, using the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375^.
Remove 1/2 the dough to a floured surface, leave remainder in the refrigerator. Roll to about 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thickness. Use assorted snowflake or star shaped cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Can sprinkle with glitter or colored sugar now or after baked and frosted.
3 cups Powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Karo corn syrup
water (milk will not set up as well)
no butter(keeps the frosting to soft, won't set up)
Combine powdered sugar,corn syrup, and salt, add water until you get the right consistency for spreading on the cookies.( for hanging-string with thin ribbon; after frosting has set);or you can buy this kind at the store. (in photo #5 at Meijers or Walmart etc..)canned some comes in tubes.