A sweet light crumbly cookie… that you might just want to add to your Christmas cookie list.
I have been fighting a cold this week. It doesn’t make too much sense to me, this is my third cold this fall and usually, I don’t ever get sick. So I am not sure what is going on with this body of mine, but I know that this post will be a short one. Yeah, I need to wrap it up and go to bed early, so I am rested for work tomorrow.
It has been hard this week, with it being the week before Christmas there are so many things to do and not enough energy to do them. But I did mustard up enough energy to bake a few of these Carols cookies.
This is a recipe that Mike’s mom gave to me many years ago. If I were to guess it was probably shortly after we got married. I am sure I probably ate some at her house and loved them so she wrote out the recipe for me. I am not sure where the name comes from; it may be named after the person that gave the recipe to my mother-in-law.
She passed away eight years ago this summer, so it is things like this recipe that I am happy that I have from her. As I made the cookies this year I thought of her and how much I miss her.
These cookies are sweet and crumbly, a bit like a shortbread cookie, but I would say that they are lighter than average shortbread cookies. I also have to mention that they are super easy to make. You can bake them as they are or you sprinkle them with colored sugars before they are baked or dust them with powdered sugar after they come out of the oven.
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup powder sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powdered
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
In a medium bowl add the butter, oil, and sugars mix until combined Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar, mix until well blended.
Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookies sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. After removing the cookies cool on cookies sheet for a few minutes before placing on cooling rack.
Decorate as desired.