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One of our favorite things to give to friends and neighbors at this time of year are Christmas cookies! Mom makes the dough, and we girls do the baking and decorating. We like to put an assortment on a wintery paper plate, cover it with gallon-size food storage bag. Everyone likes to receive homemade Christmas cookies during the holidays, especially when they taste as good as these ones, which are made from our go-to Christmas cut-out recipe.
I love that blue swirled one. 🙂
What a lovely assortment of cookies!
I can’t tell you enough yummy things about these cookies, so you are going to have to try them. As they say, the proof is in the pudding…er…cookies.
Here’s our recipe for Light Ginger Cookies. I think Mom originally got the recipe from Betty Crocker’s Cookie Book.
Light Ginger Cookies
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 Tablespoon vinegar
2 ¼ cups flour
1 ½ – 2 teaspoons ginger
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
Mix sugar, butter and vinegar. Stir in remaining ingredients. (If dough is too dry, work in milk or cream, one teaspoon at a time.) Roll ⅛ inch thick on lightly floured surface and cut into shapes. Bake at 400º for 6-8 minutes, until light brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.
Makes about 4 dozen.
Cut-Out Cookie Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 to 3 Tablespoons milk (until perfect consistency)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Mix all ingredients. Enough for lots of cookies. Leftovers taste yummy on graham crackers.
A parade of Christmas cookies!
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