Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ruby's Christmas Cutouts

This recipe is soooooo fantastic. One of my grandma's. Okay, here's the story and every time I eat one of these I think of her, bless her heart -- she's now passed. When I was little, she would make these and store them in gallon glass jars in her front porch, which wasn't heated. It was always -20 around Christmas, but my sister and I would sneak into the porch. And since it was the front porch and our boots were at the back door, we'd have to stand on books so the bottoms of our feet wouldn't freeze! We'd shove frozen cookies in as fast as we could before we were caught! To this day, I make these cookies and always toss some in the freezer so I can eat them that way!

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/4 cup orange juice
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon grated orange rind

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Start with mixer. Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Add orange juice. Add flour, soda, salt, vanilla and rind. Knead with hands a bit, then wrap in plastic wrap and leave in fridge overnight. When you roll these out, just take a bit at a time and roll on heavily floured surface and roll thin! Keep the rest in the fridge until needed.

Bake 10-11 minutes (watch closely!).



Claudia said...

Look Yummy!!!

Merry Christmas, Ruby!

Maria said...

I'll add these to my list! Thanks for the recipe

N.J.Walters said...

The recipe sounds yummy, the story that goes with them is even better!

Ruby Storm said...

Merry Christmas everyone! To this day I have never ate a Christmas cutout that would beat this recipe! I'm pretty sure it's just not the recipe that goes with it either.

I'm all ready for Christmas! Presents wrapped, specialty foods in freezer. I'm actually going to relax from here on out and enjoy the holiday.

Best to all!

Ruby Storm said...

LOLOL - and I'm a writer? Just reread that post...Sheesh..should have been, I have never eaten. Slap me and put me to bed!

Mannouchka said...

yes It's very yummy thanks for that recipe
Have a nice Sunday and a wonderful week

myrtle said...

WoW! absolutely yummy.=D
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