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White Christmas Cookies


1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift all dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and beat well. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the bowl, alternating with milk and vanilla. Roll dough out to about a 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Place dough on a cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden. Cool completely before frosting with buttercream frosting.

Makes 3 dozen cookies

Tammy Boyer

This recipe has been in the family for over 50 years. We make many batches of this recipe during the first week of December. Many times we add food coloring to the dough so that we have different colored Christmas shaped cookies. The entire family will sit around the table for hours frosting the cookies and adding sprinkles. This time allows us to talk and just spend time together. We freeze the cookies until we need them for parties or holiday meals.