3 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Shortening
1 ½ Cup Buttermilk
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
¾ tsp Nutmeg
7 to 8 Cups Flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Blend sugar & shortening.
Add buttermilk, baking soda, baking powder, eggs & nutmeg.
Add flour until you can roll it into a ball and it doesn’t stick to your hands.
Roll out dough to desired thickness & make shapes with cookie cutters.
Bake 10 to 15 minutes – until very slightly brown.
Place on wire rack to cool prior to frosting & sprinkling.
Ma Berg’s Christmas Cookie Frosting
1 lb Powdered Sugar
¼ tsp Salt
½ Cup Shortening
1 Egg White (no yolk)
¼ Cup Water2 tsp Corn Starch
Mix all ingredients for five minutes. If too runny, thicken with powdered sugar.
Divide frosting into bowls and add food coloring for added fun!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008