Rating: 4.5 stars 4.3
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

These cookies are mixed differently from other cookies (like pie crust) but they are the best. These are the ones I grew up on. At Christmas my mom would add almond extract and green food color then make tree pattern.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut the shortening in until it resembles course crumbs.

  • Measure the egg and add enough water to make 1/4 cup, beat together. Add egg and vanilla to crumb mixture; mix well.

  • Put through the cookie press onto cookie sheets. Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar if desired. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 -12 minutes or until very light brown and set.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 6.2mg; sodium 45.4mg. Full Nutrition
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