Sunday, August 12, 2012

Christmas Cookies Anyone?

Have you been getting those e-mail and Facebook "Do Your Remember This" pictures? So far there has not been one posted that I have not been able to remember. Saw one today about these cookie cutters. 

I have had these very cookie cutters since my kids were little. Maybe I bought them at a home Stanley party in the 1970s. My kids and now my grandchildren have used them to make Christmas cookies. 

I always use the following recipe. They are soft and thick. Grandma called them tea cakes and dipped them in her Postum. Now that's probably something not many remember.

Christmas Cookies

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, vanilla in large mixing bowl. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed ingredients. Form into 2 balls and chill in refrigerator. On floured surface roll dough out 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes. Sprinkle with granulated or colored sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F. 8-10 minutes. 


  1. My granddaughter would love these. Thanks mate. xxxx

  2. my mom had some of these, too. i'm assuming one of my 2 remaining sisters has them, yet. :) at least i hope so...

  3. My Mom made wonderful tea cakes but she cut them out with the edge of a glass. Great memories pop up with all these old things being featured on fb.

  4. What, no spices? No cinnamon or nutmeg?
    And what's a Postum?

  5. I love tea cakes and I remember cookie cutters like these. I visited a colonial home nearby one Christmas and they had a small live Christmas tree in the kitchen by the brick oven with cookies cutters as ornaments! Very cute!

  6. Yes, we had these in the drawer when I was a kid. I used them for playdough too : )

  7. Yes, I remember those. My mom has those exact ones!

  8. My Mom had these....probably still does! :-)

  9. I have a few of these left over from Far Guy's Mom..they bring back memories:)

  10. Oh, how I wish I had the huge box of cookie cutters like that; my mom had tons of them.
    There was an especially neat one... one of a Santa with a bag on his back.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures, memories, and recipe!

    Have a great week, my friend.

    Smiles :)