12 Days of Cookies: 8 Maids A-Milking

12 Days of Cookies: 8 Maids A-Milking
Yield: 2 dozen Bake 350°F 15 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups white-chocolate morsels, melted

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In large bowl, with mixer on high, beat shortening, butter, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until well blended. With wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture until well combined.

2. In small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Shape heaping tablespoons of dough into balls, drop into cinnamon-sugar mixture, and roll to coat. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets, and bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool completely.

3. Place melted chocolate in resealable plastic bag. Snip off one corner, and pipe snowflake design onto each cookie. Let set 15 minutes.