Starting in on the frosted+sugared cookies now.
Merry Christmas Cookies
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, cream vegetable shortening, sugar, egg, honey, and lemon extract until light and fluffy. Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt; stir until well blended. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
On a lightly floured board, roll dough 1/4-inch thick and cut into shapes with your favorite cookie cutters. Place 1-inch apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Ice with your favorite royal icing technique. I like to slather them in frosting then cover them with colored sugar.
Share with those you love.