Friday, December 17, 2021

Betty Crocker's Original Merry Christmas Cookies (1963)

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 tspn lemon flavoring
  • 2 3/4 cups Gold Medal flour
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1 tspn salt 
Mix shortening, sugar, egg, honey, and lemon flavoring thoroughly. Sift flour. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. 

Blend together the two mixtures. Chill dough.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough out to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until no imprint remains when touched lightly.

When cooled, ice and decorate as desired. Makes about 5 dozen 2 1/2-inch cookies. 

(Note - "If you use Gold Medal self-rising flour, omit salt, and reduce baking soda to 1/4 teaspoon.)

More "Lost" Cookie Recipes
Old-Time Tomato Cookies (1926)
Butterscotch Marshmallow Brownies (1978)

(Origin - "Betty Crocker's Cooky Book" published by General Mills, 1963. Yes, mine is a First Edition!) 

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