Lucie’s Christmas Cutout Cookies

This recipe came from the Sunday Parade magazine in the late 1960’s.  My mother made these cookies until several years ago each Christmas. The crème of tarter makes the cookies crunchy.  When my father was alive he loved dipping these cookies in his coffee.

Lucie’s Christmas Cookies

(taken originally from the Sunday Parade Magazine)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar, can be confectioners sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups sifted flour (recommend organic now)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tarter

1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter then add sugar and cream until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat.  Sift together dry ingredients.  Blend into creamed mixture.  Divide dough.  Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours if desire.  Cut cookies in desired shapes and sprinkle with color sugar or sprinkles.

Bake 8-10 minutes.  This is a hot oven for baking cookies

Micah is 18 months old helping his Oma make bacon Christmas eve 1988.  The round plastic large Tupperware container in the foreground of this picture is what my mother stored these cookies after baking.
Micah is 18 months old helping his Oma make bacon Christmas eve 1988. The round plastic large Tupperware container in the foreground of this picture is what my mother stored these cookies after baking.

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Lucie’s Christmas Cutout Cookies”

  1. Hi Kim.
    The recipe is actually from the TV show, ” Meet the Millers.” The show was broadcast out of Buffalo and was a weekday afternoon show. The Millers were a husband and wife team that shared recipes and demonstrated how to make the recipes, etc. Mom really enjoyed the show and watched it regularly. I can still see Mom hurrying to get a pencil and piece of paper so that she could write down this cookie recipe. I enjoy your Blog!! Take care. -Glor

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