Old Fashioned Sugar ‘N Spice Cookies

Shaped Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla.

Sift together flour, soda. cinnamon, and allspice in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well.

Press dough from a cookie press 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets, making 12 inch ribbon like strips. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cut each strip into 3 inch segments while warm. Carefully remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Yield: about 9 dozen.


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