So here's another Carr family tradition to pass on to my kids: the Carr Family Christmas Cookies.
1/2 cup shortening ½ cup peanut butter
½ cup brown sugar ½ cup sugar
1 egg 1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt
1 ¾ cups flour Chocolate Kisses
Combine sugars, egg, vanilla, shortening and peanut butter. Add baking soda, salt and flour. Shape into 1 ½ inch balls. Roll in sugar. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from oven and press candy kiss into center of each and return to oven for 2 minutes.
Scovil Bakery Gingerbread Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
¾ cup oil
½ cup hot water
Combine these ingredients (rinse molasses out of measuring cup with the hot water. Add 2 eggs.
Mix in the following ingredients:
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 heaping tsp ginger
6-7 cups flour
(use more flour if needed)
Refrigerate dough. Roll out and cut with cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
|Peppermint Candy Canes--these ones were my favorite growing up!|
Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies
1 cup sugar 3 ½ cups flour
1 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup milk ¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla 2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract 2 Tbls finely crushed peppermint
1 egg candy
Mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, peppermint extract and egg. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Divide dough into halves. Add ½ teaspoon red food coloring to 1 half. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. For each candy cane shape 1 teaspoon dough from each half into 4 inch roll by rolling back and forth on floured surface. Place 1 red and 1 white rope side by side; press lightly together and twist. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; curve top of cookie down to form handle of cane. Bake until set, 9-12 minutes. Immediately from cookie sheet. Mix the 2 Tablespoons of sugar and peppermint candy. Immediately sprinkle over baked cookies.