Crisco Cookie Mix/Noel Nut Balls

20071112_1911_crisco_ad_23Some of the best part about old magazines are they advertisements, and especially the recipes in them.  Crisco was great for posting recipes.  This cookie mix is awesome, and I will be trying these in my home this season!

Crisco’s Cookie Mix

6 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. salt
1 lb. Crisco (2 1/3 cups)

Mix flour and salt in a large mixing bowl or on a large square of paper. Cut Crisco into flour with two knives or a pastry blender, until pieces are about the size of peas. Store in a covered container, if you wish. Your Crisco mix will keep for weeks, without refrigeration.

Noel Nut Balls

Stir together: 2 cups Crisco cookie mix, ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted. Add: 1 tbsp. orange juice, 1 tsp. vanilla, ¾ cup chopped nuts. Blend well (dough is somewhat crumbly). Mold into 1” balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 1” apart. Bake at 375ºF. 12-15 mins. Roll in confectioners’ sugar while hot. Makes 3 dozen.


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