Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Favorite Holiday Christmas Cookie {a link up}

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Today Kaitlyn and I are asking you guys to link up with us to share your favorite Holiday Christmas cookie recipe and we'll share ours too! 

I'm sharing a favorite that the Mr. and I make every single year; my sweet Grandma's Christmas Cut Out Cookies recipe. This recipe has been passed down for generations. She made this very recipe with her Mom when she was a kid, then she made them with my Mom, and my Mom makes them with us too. I can't wait to carry on the tradition! 

Every December we set up shop preparing the dough, letting it chill, rolling the dough, cutting out the shapes, baking the cookies, and the fun part, decorating! 

This year was no exception. We made 3 batches of her famous recipe and went crazy filling every inch of the kitchen with cookies!  And now? I'm eating Christmas Cut Outs like a mad woman. Morning, noon, and night.

Want to try them for yourself?

Grandma's Christmas Cut Out Cookies

3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening 
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Cream butter, shortening, and sugar. Add eggs, blend well. Add vanilla. 

Sift together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add gradually to creamed mixutre. 

Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. 

Roll out the dough on a well floured surface and cut out the cookies using Christmas cookie cutter shapes, re-rolling the scraps in order to use as much of the dough as possible. 

Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 425 degrees for 6-8 minutes. 

Cool before frosting and decorating. 


Christmas Cut Out Cookie Frosting

powdered sugar
butter, softened

Add ingredients together and beat until the desired consistency is met. It's one of those eye ball it recipes.

Now it's your turn!
I can't wait to see what delicious recipes you all share. 

Christmas Cookie Link UP

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