Merry Christmas Cookies

  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup of honey
  • 1 tsp lemon flavoring
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Mix shortening, sugar, egg, honey, and flavoring thoroughly.  Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.  Stir together flour, soda, salt.  Blend in. Chill.

Heat oven to 375F.  Roll dough out 1/4" thick.  Cut into desired shapes. Place 1" apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes.  Ice and decorate as desired.

  • Yields: 5 dozen 2" cookies
  • Preparation Time: about 30 minutes, excluding icing and decorating time

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