Bloomfield Democrat offers samples during the Taste of Christmas

Members of the Spurgeon family always looked forward to Grandma Lubelle Spurgeon’s Christmas cookies at the holiday season. The Bloomfield Democrat will be offering these sugar cookies during the Taste of Christmas Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We hope you enjoy these melt-in-your mouth cookies as much as we do.

1 cup margarine

1 cup Crisco

1 cup sugar

1 cup powdered sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1-1/2 teaspoons soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tarter

4-1/2 cups flour

Cream margarine and Crisco and sugars; add eggs, vanilla and mix well. Add soda, salt, and cream of tarter. Mix well Gradually mix in flour. The dough should be very soft, but not sticky. Chill in refrigerator. Roll in balls and put on cookie sheet. Flatten with a glass that has been dipped in sugar. Bake at 350º for 8 to 10 minutes.

Butter cream frosting

¼ cup Crisco

½ cup softened butter or margarine

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

Cream butter and shortening. Add vanilla. Add sugar a cup at a time. Add milk and beat at high speed until light and fluffy.