Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $38,470 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Christmas Stocking Cookies

    INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • red, white, and green icing
  • peppermint candies, gumdrops
  • multicolored sprinkles
  • Details

  • Serves: 12-18
  • Yield: 12-18 cookies
  • Prep Time: 1 day, 2 hours
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

Make this dough the night before so it can chill overnight. Use a large cookie cutter in the shape of a stocking or cut out the stocking free-hand. Bake a cookie for each person that will be home for the family Christmas, and decorate their stocking with their name and other designs.

DIRECTIONS

Sift together first 3 ingredients. Cream butter or margarine; gradually beat in sugar. Beat until well blended. Add next 4 ingredients; beat well. Stir in sifted ingredients a little at a time; blend well. Chill until firm. Roll out dough, a little at a time, 1/4 inch thick, on a lightly floured board. Cut with a stocking cutter and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 7 minutes or until light brown. Remove from sheets; cool on rack. Decorate with icing, candies, and sprinkles. Makes 12 to 18 cookies.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal 2 hours ago
Has the Vatican finally discovered how to avoid inaccurate English translations? 6 hours ago
The Synod: It's a Wrap! 23 hours ago
A chaotic synod? Not in its results 24 hours ago
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat October 21

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6