Here is a Christmas cookie recipe that’s been passed down for a few generations. I’m assuming my mom got this one from my great grandmother.
These cookies wind up being soft and delicious. They’re rolled out and easily cut into all sorts of fun shapes to fit the holidays.
- 1 cup – Lard or Shortening
- 1 3/4 cup – Sugar
- 2 – Eggs
- 2 tsp – Baking Soda
- 1 tsp – Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp – Salt
- 1 tsp – Vanilla
- 1 cup – Milk
- 5-6 cup – Flour
- Stir in baking soda and baking powder with milk
- Blend sugar with fat
- Beat in eggs
- Sift dry ingredients together
- Add half the dry ingredients to wet and mix
- Add rest of dry ingredients slowly, making sure to mix thoroughly
- Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes
- 3 cups – Powdered Sugar
- 1/4 cup – Butter
- 1 tsp – Vanilla and Milk
This frosting is a huge part of why I love these cookies! MMMM sugar.
- Soften the butter
- Add powdered sugar
- Add milk until the right consistency while beating
- All ingredients should become a bit lighter or fluffy
Note: A previous version of this recipe suggested using coconut oil as a partial lard replacement. I definitely can’t recommend that. We could never get the consistency right that way.