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 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