Friday, January 2, 2009

Santa Claus Cookies

The santa claus cookies smelled so good baking them. I made sure I made another batch so I could cook them last. This is from a little book of Christmas cookies sold my a local school.

4 Cups of flour
4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup butter
1 cup veg shortening
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (I used pecans)

In a medium bowl, combine flour and spices; mix well. Set aside

Dissolve baking soda in sour cream. Set aside

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar unti lfluffy. Add Flour to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Stir in nuts. Knead. Shape into roll about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill for about 8 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut into 1/4 inch slices and bake on a non-stick baking sheet for 10-15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in a tightly sealed container. 4 dozen

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