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