3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon/orange extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
Food coloring/Decorations for toppings.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, oil, confectioners' sugar and white sugar until well blended.
Stir in the eggs, vanilla and lemon/orange extracts.
Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until well blended.
Roll the dough out and cut into Christmas shapes.
Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheet.
Colored sugar may be used if you do not plan to frost cookies later.
Bake for 9 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden brown.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes b
Date Posted: Jan. 4, 2008