Retro Classic Christmas Cookies

Classic Christmas Cookies

Retro Classic Christmas Cookies

Ingredients for Classic Christmas Cookies:

  • 2 1/4 cups of sifted flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBS milk


Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Cream shortening and sugar together, add eggs and vanilla, then add sifted ingredients and milk. Roll and cut with holiday shaped cutters. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Cool completely before frosting. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


  • 2 TBS milk
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions for Frosting

Stir sugar gradually into milk. Add vanilla. More sugar may be added to obtain desired consistency. Different flavors may be achieved by substituting fruit juice, coffee or maple syrup for the milk.

Frost cooled cookies and decorate as desired.


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