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A very delicious looking cookie of Mr. Curtis Krohn

Mr. Krohn’s “Christmas Cookies”

Mr. Krohn’s Christmas Cookies

       This is a very old Mennonite recipe that originally called for lard from the fall butchering of the pig.  It was modernized during the 1970’s to substitute Crisco.


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour milk (add a dash of vinegar to the cup of regular milk)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup shortening (Crisco has cup blocks out now, very handy)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg (or your substitute spice)
  • 3 ½ cups flour


  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. milk (add more VERY gradually if needed)


Instructions Checklist

Note: When I originally scooped them out with an ice cream scooper and baked them, they came out like igloos, press them down some to make more of a regular-sized cookie. We also used parchment paper to bake them on which worked well.

Step 1

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 min. (I usually do 11-12 minutes in the oven). Eat profusely when done. 


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