French Cookies

Shaped Christmas Cookies 5 eggs, separated6 3/4 cups all-purpose flour2 cups sugar2 cups firmly packed brown sugar1/8 teaspoon powder2 cups butter, melted1 teaspoon vanilla extract Beat egg yolks in a small mixing bowl until thick and lemon colored; set aside. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a medium mixing bowl until foamy; set aside. Combine … Continue reading French Cookies

Rolled Sweet Wafers

Shaped Christmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened2/3 cup sugar1 egg1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup milk1 teaspoon vanilla extractVegetable oil Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Add flour alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Mix well after each addition. Stir … Continue reading Rolled Sweet Wafers

Madeleines

Shaped Christmas Cookies 2 eggs1/8 teaspoon salt1/3 cup sugar1/2 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon grated lemon rind1/2 cup butter, melted and cooledSifted powdered sugar Combine eggs and salt in a large mixing bowl, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar; beat at high speed 15 minutes or until tick and lemon … Continue reading Madeleines

Black-Eyed Susans

Shaped Christmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar1 egg1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons warm water1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup peanut butter1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg, warm water, vanilla, and peanut butter; beat … Continue reading Black-Eyed Susans

Double-Dip Nut Fingers

Shaped Christmas Cookies 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened3/4 cup sugar1 egg2 teaspoons grated orange rind3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whipping creamChopped pecansShredded coconutColored sugar Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. … Continue reading Double-Dip Nut Fingers

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Shaped Christmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine, softened1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened2/3 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups all purpose flourDash of saltRed and green decorator sugar crystals (optional)Assorted candies and sprinkles (optional) Cream together butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, bating until light and fluffy. Stir … Continue reading Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

Shaped Christmas Cookies 1 cup shortening3/4 cup sugar1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon saltFrosting (recipe follows) Cream shortening in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eg and vanilla, beating well. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; … Continue reading Spritz Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Shaped Christmas Cookies 1/3 cup finely crushed Peppermint candy1/3 cup sugar1/2 cup shortening1/2 cup butter or margarine, sortened1 cup sifted powdered sugar1 egg, lightly beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon almond extract2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon red food coloring Combine candy and 1/3 cup sugar in a small mixing bowl, mixing well. Set aside. … Continue reading Candy Cane Cookies