Ginger Cookies

Shaped Christmas Cookies 3/4 cup shortening1 cup sugar1 egg1/4 cup molasses2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon ground ginger1 teaspoon ground cinnamonAdditional sugar Cream shortening; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Combine flour, soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl; … Continue reading Ginger Cookies

New England Gingersnaps

Shaped Christmas Cookies 3/4 cup butter or margarine1 cup sugar1 egg1/4 cup molasses2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground clovesAdditional sugar Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses, and beat well. Sift together flour, … Continue reading New England Gingersnaps

Old Fashioned Sugar ‘N Spice Cookies

Shaped Cookies Christmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter, softened3/4 cup sugar3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar2 eggsJuice of 1 lemon1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground allspice Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in lemon juice and … Continue reading Old Fashioned Sugar ‘N Spice Cookies

Snickerdoodles

Shaped CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 cup shortening1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons cream of tartar Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Cream shortening; gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat … Continue reading Snickerdoodles

Russian Tea Cakes

Shaped CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon salt3/4 cup finely chopped pecansAdditional sifted powdered sugar Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, salt, and pecans; gradually add … Continue reading Russian Tea Cakes

Sand Crescents

Shaped CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sifted powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 cups chopped pecansAdditional Sifted powdered sugar Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla, blending well. Gradually … Continue reading Sand Crescents

Shortbread Fans

Shaped CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter, softened1/2 cup sugar2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add flour, stirring until thoroughly blended. Divide dough into fourths: place each portion on a lightly greased cookie sheet, and pat each evenly into a 5 inch … Continue reading Shortbread Fans