Christmas cutout cookies recipe it's fun,easy and tastes good.
Why I Love This Recipe
I got this recipe from my old cookie book. The book is very, very old. The cover is gone so I don't have the name of it. Maybe someone will know. I've made these with the kids every year from when they were very little. They are now 18 and 21 years old. They would help cut them out with their favorite cookie cutter and then frost them when they cooled with confectioners sugar with food coloring and sprinkles. We had so much fun. I did this with my kids just like my mom did it for me and my brothers and sisters. One night my sisters and I stayed up so late decorating the cookies and eating the frosting, that we woke my parents up cause we were laughing so hard. Needless to say, we were told to finish up and go to bed.
Ingredients You'll Need
1/3c. shortening, 1/3c. sugar, 1 egg, 2/3c. honey 1t. lemon flavoring, 2-3/4c. all-purpose flour, 1 t. baking soda, 1t. salt. I usually have to make two batches. It is too hard to double this.
Mix shortening, sugar, egg, honey and lemon flavoring thoroughly. In a large plastic bag, shift in the flour, soda and salt. Slowly add this to the other bowl mixing well. Form into a round dough, wrap in plastic and chill for an hour. Pre heat the oven to 375F. On a slitely floured surface roll the dough out to 1/4" thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on a lightly greaseed cookie sheet placing at least 1" apart. Bake 8 to 10minutes or until no imprint remains when lightly touched. Cool. To make the frosting. Use confectioners sugar with a little milk. Mix to thickness you want to decorate. Add a few drops of food coloring and top with your favorite sprinkles while frosting is still wet. Let sit over nite. Then put them in seal plastic bags to keep fresh of in a tight container. They kids will have so much fun doing these at Christmas.