I have tried to make other cookies at Christmas time, but my family won’t cooperate. ┬á­čÖé ┬á This is our recipe given to me over 20 years ago by my friend Angela. ┬áHave fun making them with your family.┬áObviously, this recipe is not low calorie but it does make delicious cookies and they are my families favorite every year. ┬áHope they become yours too!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Cookie Dough –

4 cubes of real butter┬á ( yep – you read that right )

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk ( reserve the white for the frosting )

1 C. sugar

1 Tablespoon of almond extract

4 C. Flour

Mix all ingredients well and let the dough chill.  Roll out on a well floured surface to desired thickness. Cut out dough using your favorite cookie cutters.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes until light brown around the edges

Frosting –

3/4 c. Crisco

1 lb of powdered sugar

1 egg white

2 Tablespoons of water

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 teaspoon of almond extract

Mix well and add desired food coloring

 

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