Merry Christmas Cookies Recipe
The honey in this recipe makes these cookies melt in your
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
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.