Old – Fashioned Christmas Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Decorator candies
  • Decorator Frosting

Cream butter. Add sugar and eggs, beating well. Stir in milk and vanilla.

Combine flour baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl; all to creamed mixture, mixing well. Chill.

Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with assorted cutters. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Decorate with candies and Decorator Frosting.

Yield: about 5 dozen

Decorator Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons commercial meringue powder
  • 1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm warm
  • Red and green paste food coloring

Combine first 3 ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat at high speed with an electric mixer 7 to 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Tint one-fourth of frosting red; tint remaining green.

Yield: frosting for 5 dozen cookies.

Note: Frosting dries very quickly; keep covered at all times with plastic wrap. Food coloring may be substituted or omitted if frosting is used for other cookie recipes.


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