I really wanted to post my Santa Cookies, yes I know Christmas was almost two weeks ago, but I didn’t post this earlier, for not particularly good reason.
First, here’s the original recipe from my Great Grandmother as scanned in by me before I made these:
And the back of the recipe:
And if you ever want a source for great cookie cutters or baking supplies: Aunt Chick’s, this is the original company that sold the cookie cutters, after searching for 5 years I was able to find this and get replacement cookie cutters, because I don’t know if you know this, but plastic does not hold up super well for over 50 years of cookie making.
Here’s the actual recipe, since I’m sure that’s not readable.
1 t salt
1.5 t vanilla
3/4 t almond extract
1t baking soda (which can be left out)
Mix all of this together first, then blend in 4.5 cups flour.
Refrigerate about a half hour.
Then roll it out and start cutting out cookies. bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Let your kids decorate. And decorate they did:
Superman decorating cookies
Princess believes that all cookies need large amounts of sugar sprinkles added. LARGE AMOUNTS.
Batman’s final results…..
Superman’s final cookies
And Princess’ final cookies
And here’s what I learned from this:
1. Red food dye does stain my new Christmas table cloth. I really should have taken it off, but I thought “it’s already dirty, why bother.”
2. Kids use a lot of sugar sprinkles, and sprinkles. I started off with a set of 5 FULL jars, and ended with 3 of the jars empty. Admittedly 3 of those jars were about half the usual size, but still……
3. Kids are messy when decorating, plan on having the kids take a bath afterwards.
And here’s the officially decorated Santa cookies. I did good, I did let them decorate a few Santas……
And they were kid-approved, mostly. I did end up finding her cookie later on with like 3 bites out of it.