Jon Ashton’s Christmas Cookies
Penny Ashton - 1990
makes 6 doz.

Oven 375° 6 to 8 min
Requires Cookie Sheets.
Need Cookie Cutters.

2CShortening>Mix really well (creaming)
2 ¼CSugar
3Eggs>Add and beat till light & fluffy.
¾CMilk>Stir in
6CAll Purpose Flour>Sift together then blend in.
4 ½tBaking Powder
Divide dough into 6 parts - chill at least 1 hour (3 hours is best).
Roll out in. thick on lightly floured surface and cut with Cookie Cutters.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 mins.
Hint: Excess flour and/or rolling will toughen cookies. Chilled dough absorbs less flour. Roll on lightly floured surface. If you own them, use a pastry cloth and stockinette cover for rolling pin.