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5 from 2 votes

A Christmas Story Holiday Recipes and Party

A basic old fashion Christmas cookie recipe.
Prep Time3 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cookies



  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended and smooth.
  • Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and slowly add to creamed mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Chill dough for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Roll dough to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured board.
  • Flour or spray cutter with cooking spray (especially if you're using detailed cutter like these).
  • Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before icing.