Some 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.