Bell-shaped cookies perfect for Christmas.


Recipe Summary

5 dozen


Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In large bowl beat shortening and butter or margarine until butter is softened. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy.

  • Add the egg, milk, orange peel, and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder and mix well.

  • Cover and chill about 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

  • Shape dough into two 8-inch long rolls. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

  • On the bottom half of each slice, place a cherry for the bell clapper. Fold in the sides of the slice, overlapping at the top and slightly covering cherry. Pinch in the sides to form a bell shape.

  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until done. Remove and cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 11.7mg 4% DV; sodium 41.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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If you want a different but easy Christmas cookie these are the ones to make!! Read More
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I have looked for many yrs to find this recipe. I started making it when I was 16. 42 yrs ago. My son loved it and I haven't been able to find the recipe for about 12 yrs. This one just really hits the mark! Thank you. Read More