Christmas Cookie Slices

We like to make a large batch before Christmas and cut the frying pan into tree trunks which we can then take out to cut and bake for fresh.

Ingredients: (The Dark Mixture)

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of raisins, ground
  • 1 cup of nuts, ground

Ingredients: (The Light Mixture)

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of soda
  • 1/2 cup of shortening
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/4 cup of chopped candied cherries

Instructions: (Dark Mixture)

Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Cream shortening with brown sugar, add eggs and beat well. Stir in dry ingredients, nuts and raisins.

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Instructions: (Light Mixture)

Sift together flour, salt and soda. Cream shortening and sugar, add egg, vanilla and water and mix well. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in cherries. Pack half of dark mixture into wax paper lined straight-sided pan 10 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.

Add all of light dough to make a second layer, top with remaining dark dough. Pack firmly. Refrigerate at least 24 hours. Remove from pan and cut dough lengthwise in half. Then slice in 1/4 inch slices.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove immediately from pan.