Wednesday, December 21, 2011

And a sprinkle of sugar . . .


This is the first year I haven't made royal icing and tinted many small batches in Christmas colors

 and they taste just as good and look just as pretty


Two batches


made a lot of cookies


A glass of ice cold milk is all I need


Yum!

2/3 cup butter flavored crisco
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract
1 large egg
2 cups self rising flour

Mix crisco, sugar, milk and extracts until creamy.  Add egg, mix well, add flour until until mixed.  Do not over mix the batter.  Bake at 375 until done.

From there, let your imagination and Christmas creativity run wild!




Christmas Countdown

9 comments:

Janet, said...

They look beautiful and delicious! Santa will probably come back for seconds.

Out on the prairie said...

I got new cookie sheets the other day,this looks like something i need to break them in. Maybe it was Crisco that made the texture my moms cookies had, I have always used butter.Happy Holidays!!!

floweringmama said...

Hey Steve, I prefer the taste of butter but the crisco keeps them softer and keeps them from spreading out. Besides, I forgot to mention I don't use vanilla extract, I use butter extract!

Leann said...

How lovely! I love the colors - wjat fun!

Merry Christmas!

Leann

Olga said...

I wish you happy holidays! This year, you have achieved a lot, and I wish you more of the same in the upcoming year :)

Out on the prairie said...

Guess I need to go to the store tomorrow, I balked at the price also.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cathy, Just stopping by to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Those Christmas cookies look delicious.
Hugs,
Betsy

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sigh...didn't make it to the cookie making stage this year AT ALL...A first in 23 years....Yikes. Yours look wonderful....butter extract? Really? Never heard of it! Wishing you and your family a season full of Christmas blessings, joys, and magic...I have so enjoyed meeting you here in cyberspace and look forward to getting to know you better....Smiles & Holiday Hugs ~ Robin

Jean said...

Merry Christmas my Southern friend!:)