Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Cookie Roundup!

Ahhh. I'm so sorry I'm tardy on this one. I've been under the weather in a big way- think 2 trips to the Dr, a few prescriptions, and some time off work. Luckily, I'm up a little today, only a few hours late for this post. Sorry...

Here is my Christmas Cookie:
These are the sugar cookies of my childhood. My mother got this recipe as a teenager and made it for us every Christmas. Here it is:
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
1 c shortening
5 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 tsp baking powder
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix well all ingredients. Chill 2 to 3 hours at least. Roll and cut into decorative shapes. Bake at 350 degrees until edges are lightly browned. Do not overcook. Frost or decorate.

Here is my sister-in-law's fabulous easy, secret frosting recipe.
Jello Frosting
1/4 c Jello powder (use the color/flavor you need)
1/4 c boiling water
6 Tablespoons butter
1 lb. powdered sugar

Dissolve the jello into the water. Add the butter. Then add the powdered sugar until it reaches spreading consistency.

Decorate and enjoy!
Happy Holidays!

For the next recipe check out Critter Creations. Click here.