Saturday, December 5, 2009

Vintage Recipe: Sugar Cookies

Here is the second Christmas cookie recipe from the December 1949 issue of Women's Day.

Sugar Cookies

Costs 34 cents

Yields 2 1/2 dozen

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs, grade B

2 1/2 cups sifted flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Confectioners’ sugar icing

silver shot


Cream shortening; add sugar, flavoring, and eggs one at a time; beat until light. Add sifted dry ingredients; mix well. Chill for 2 hours. roll thin and cut with floured Christmas tree cutter or other fancy cutter. Bake on greased cookie sheets in hot oven, 400 degrees F., about 10 minutes. Cool on racks; decorate with icing, silver shot and bits of citron or other candied fruit.

1 comment:

  1. Such a fantastic holiday classic, I adore baking and decorating sugar cookies each year. Growing up this was a holiday tradition that we did with my mother (who had the best collection of Christmas cookie cutters), now I keep it alive for my husband and I, and share our sugar cookies with friends.

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and visits, sweet dear, I hope you're having a marvelous December!
    ♥ Jessica