Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Christmas Shaped Cookies

Christmas Shaped Cookies

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From the kitchen of Patricia Starkey

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
Tags: Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks


1 cup shortening
3/4 cup of sugar
2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Cream shortening and sugar together.

  3. Mix in the egg and almond extract.

  4. Blend in the dry ingredients and tint with red or green food coloring.

  5. Put dough into a cookie press. Press cookie dough onto ungreased pans.

  6. Decorate with cinnamon balls or multicolored sprinkles.

  7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees.

  8. Place immediately on a cooling rack.


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Terry08021961 says:

Not sure but dough is not smooth at all! Mixed into a powder. Missing an ingredient or something. Not good at all don't even waste your time!

12/1/2012 5:18:00 PM

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