Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Cut Out Cookies, Link up and Giveaways

My recipe this week for the 8 Week of Christmas link up is a recipe well over 60 years old.  My husband's Nonnie made these cookies for her boys when they were kids. These get made at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Valentines day,etc.

  It is the easiest recipe and so tasty.  It makes a zillion cookies, too!  Below the recipe you will find a link up of other Christmas Goodies.  If you have any on  your blog that you think would make for a great Christmas meal, snack, treat, drink,etc please link up!  Enter the giveaway, too! 
 White Cut out cookies 

2 c. white sugar
1 c. shortening (1/2 crisco, 1/2 butter)
4 egg yolks*
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
6 c. flour

Directions
Cream together sugar and shortening.  Slowly add egg yolks and rest of wet ingredients.  Continue to cream well.  Combine dry ingredients and slowly add in flour.  Once mixed, separate dough into 2 or more pieces.  Plastic wrap each section and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.  Roll out 1 section at a time on a lightly floured surface and rolling pin.  The dough rolls best when cold.  I usually roll out 1/4 inch thick.  Cut out with shapes and bake 5-8 min. in 350 oven.  The cookies should be firm yet white on top.  The bottom will be light tan.
*I have another recipe that goes along with this to use the 4 egg whites. I'll post that next week.

Frosting
3 c. powdered sugar
1 heaping serving spoon of crisco
1 egg
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp hot water (approx. use to thin frosting to a nice spreading consistency)

Directions 
In mixing bowl add crisco, egg, vanilla, salt and small amount of hot water.  Slowly add in powdered sugar and then water to make it a frosting consistency.  Use on cookies and decorate with sprinkles.  Let dry before storing.  I use parchment paper in between layers.  

HOT new giveaway! Decorate and Bake Play Food Cupcake Set 
Enter to win 101 Mug Cake Recipe Cookbook
Here are a list of other blogger friends who are hosting giveaways and the link up, too!

Just Married with Coupons
Real Mom Kitchen

3 comments:

Crystal said...

I was on a diet until I stopped by here. Now that's gone right out the window! hahaha These recipes all sound so good, I can't wait to add them to my Holiday baking/candy making list. Thank you!

Just Married with Coupons said...

Those look soooo good!!! Thanks for another great week! =)

-Dawn

Denise G said...

They look delicious and so festive. You have made me want a cup of tea and a few cookies yummm

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