Catholic Recipe: Christmas Baking: Christmas Stocking Cookies
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