Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Cookies - 2 Recipes

Both of these recipes mean Christmas around our house.  The Spritz Cookies were a holiday tradition growing up and the Kentucky Sugar Cookies are a tradition I started for my own family.

Spritz Cookies

1 c shortening
3/4 c sugar
1 egg
1 t almond extract
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 salt

1.  Cream shortening and sugar.
2.  Beat in egg and almond extract.
3.  Gradually blend in dry ingredients. 
4.  Press cookie dough througha cookie press.
5.  Sprinkle with sugar.
6.  Bake at 375* for 10 -15 minutes until set.

Makes 6 - 7 dozen cookies

Kentucky Sugar Cookies

1 c butter, softened
1 c vegetable oil
1 c sugar
1 c sifted powdered sugar
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla
4 c all purpose flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t cream of tartar

Beat butter and oil at  medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined. Gradually add sugars, beating well.  Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.  Combine 4 cups flour and next 3 ingredients, add to butter mixture, mixing well. 

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 350* for 9 - 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Transfer cookies to wire racks sprinkle with granulated sugar while still warm. 

Makes 9 dozen. 

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  1. I love Spritz cookies! We used to make them all the time as kids.

  2. Well I will have to try the Kentucky Sugar Cookies. I live in Louisville!


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