Traditional Decorated Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Ingredients & Directions


3/4 c Butter, unsalted; softened 1 t Vanilla
1/2 c Sugar 1/4 t Salt
1 ea Egg 2 1/4 c Flour; unsifted
1 T Lemon peel; finely grated 1 T Water; (use 2 if req’d)

-ICING-
3 ea Egg whites 2 t Water; (use 3 if req’d)
1 lb Powdered sugar 1 x Food colors, sprinkles, etc

Beat together butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until
light and fluffy. Beat in egg, lemon peel, vanilla and salt.
Gradually beat in flour until thouroughly incorporated. Add water, a
few drops at a time, only until dough starts to come away from side
of bowl. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 2
hours. Preheat oven to 350 deg. Lightly grease 4 cookie sheets.
On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8″ thickness. Cut out
var-ious shapes using cookie cutters or homemade cardboard patterns,
or free- hand. Reroll scraps and cut out. Make small holes with
wooden pick if planning to hang cookies.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until beginning to brown around edges.
Removecookies to wire rack to cool before decorating.
Prepare icing: Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until
foamy. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Continue to beat untion
thick and creamy. Add just enough water to get a good spreading
consistency. Tint with food coloring, if you wish. Spread evenly over
cookies.
Decorate with glitter, sprinkles, dragees and cinnamon red hots, if

Yields
48 servings

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