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Catholic Recipe: Christmas Stocking Cookies


  • 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.


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
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