Christmas Recipes

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Merry Christmas Cookies December 5, 2007

Merry Christmas Cookies Recipe

The honey in this recipe makes these cookies melt in your


1/3 cup vegetable shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

2/3 cup honey

1 teaspoon lemon extract

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, cream vegetable shortening,

sugar, egg, honey, and lemon extract until light

and fluffy. Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt;

stir until well blended. Refrigerate dough at

least 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease

cookie sheets. On a lightly floured board, roll

dough to 1/4-inch thick; cut into desired

shapes with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart

onto prepared cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light

brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire

racks. When cool, frost with Milk-Frosting

and decorate as desireds.

Yields 5 dozen cookies.


1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons milk

In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar,

lemon extract, and enought milk to make

frosting easy to spread. Tint, if desired, with a

few drops of food coloring.


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