Monday, January 6, 2014

Grandma Conrad's Christmas Cutouts

This recipe from Delia Shirmer Conrad dates back to the 1920s.  It has been a Jansen Family staple for generations.  The decorations on the cutouts become more creative and outrageous each year!

1/2# butter
1C Sugar

Cream the above until fluffy.

3C flour
2t cream of tartar
1t baking soda
1/3 t salt

whisk the above together in separate bowl.  Add 2T of the whisk-mixed powder to the butter mixture, then beat in:

2 eggs
1t vanilla
2T milk

Blend in remainig flour mixture on lowest speed so it doesn't blow all over the kitchen.

Chill for 1 hour.  Roll-out with lots of flour on the cloth.  Make the cookies a bit thicker for kids decorating. 

Bake at 350F for approximately 8 minutes. 

Whisk together powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency.  Thinner the better for kids especially. 

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