One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making old fashioned Southern Christmas cookies like my grandmother used to make. During the holidays she transformed her teacake recipe into Christmas cookies and they are nothing if not delicious!

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Old Fashioned Southern Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies are a MUST during the holidays, especially if you have children. I learned to make them the way my mother and grand-mother made them. We just use the same old-fashioned teacake recipe that was passed down through the generations. Instead of cutting the dough with a small round jelly glass, we would use Christmas cookie cutters and make a variety of treats shaped like stars, stockings balls and Santa Himself.

Cut out the cookies, bake as instructed below, add frosting with some red or green sprinkles and you are good to go for a Christmas treat. Oh, and be sure to let your little ones help cut them out for their own special Christmas cookies!

Here’s an Old fashioned Southern Christmas cookies recipe if you’d like to try it.

Old Fashioned Southern Christmas Cookies
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups self-rising flour

Mix all ingredients together. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough. Roll out thin on powdered surface. If you want to do it the real old fashioned way, cut the dough with cookie cutters and put on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 5-6 minutes.

Add a frosting of your choice and sprinkle with red and/or green sprinkles.

Most of all, have fun!