Christmas Cookies



Icebox Cookies


1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut


1. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening, margarine, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

2. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into shortening mixture. Stir in oatmeal, nuts and coconut.

3. Divide dough in half. Shape in rolls, wrap in wax paper and chill overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 375 F. Slice 1/4 inch thick and place on ungreased baking sheets.

5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool for 1 minute on baking sheet then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.



Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups vanilla milk (white) chips
1 cup chopped nuts


1. Heat oven to 350º. Beat sugars, butter, shortening, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.

2. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in vanilla milk chips and nuts.

3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.


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