Holiday cookie box: Christmas stars (1961)

Christmas Star cookie recipe

The more colorfully-frosted, the better.

Ingredients

1961-christmas-star-holiday-cookie-recipe1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs
2-1/4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
Colored Vanilla Frosting, see below

Directions

Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs, salt and flavorings. Stir in flour and blend thoroughly. Chill.

Roll small portions of dough on floured board to 1/8″ or 1/4″ thickness. Cut stars or other shapes.

Place on ungreased cookie sheets about 1″ apart. Bake in moderate oven (375 F) 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Decorate with Colored Frosting.

Colored Vanilla Frosting

Beat until smooth: 1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons cream and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. To color, add a few drops of vegetable food coloring.

Makes 2 to 4 dozen cookies, depending on size

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