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XMAS-STARS - Frosted cookie-cutter cookies
My mom got this recipe many years ago in a cookbook that
came in installments, so it didn't have a name on the binder
and I don't know what it was called. She had us (the kids)
make these cookies every year.
INGREDIENTS (2-4 dozen)
1 cup solid shortening (not butter)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond flavoring
2 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp cream or milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla (not Mexican, unless you like tan frost-
(1) Cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in
the eggs, salt, and flavorings.
(2) Stir in the flour until blended.
(3) Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
(4) Preheat oven to 375 deg. F.
(5) Roll out on a floured surface to a thickness of
1/8 to 1/4 inch. Cut with the cookie cutters of
your choice (this was always a cause for argument
in our family).
(6) Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until tan around
the edges-about 8-10 minutes.
(7) Allow to cool.
(8) Make the frosting by beating together the sugar,
milk, and vanilla until smooth. Divide and color
(9) Frost the cookies.
These cookies are about the only ones I know that taste
better cooked and cold than as raw dough.
Cinnamon red hots make good eyes for animals or Santas.
Difficulty: easy to moderate. Time: 15 minutes preparation,
2 hours chilling, 15 minutes rolling and baking. Precision:
measure the ingredients.
UC San Diego, San Diego, Calif., USA
From: jfh@brown (John Hughes)
Subject: RECIPE: yam curry
Date: 4 Jul 86 03:37:28 GMT
Organization: Brown University, Providence RI
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