Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas cookies

Last night was the night we decorated cookies. J took a picture of some of them on a sparkling plate under the tree.

Christmas Cookies
3/4 cup shortening (part butter)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar eggs and flavoring. Blend in flour, baking powder and salat. Cover, chill at least 1 hour. Roll and cut into shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes.
For icing, I combine some confectioner's sugar, food coloring and a small amount of water and try to be creative in design.

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