Lassley Family Christmas Cookies


This recipe was given to me by my Uncle Gary, who received it from his Late Grandma Unger. It makes a perfect dessert to follow a nice Smoked Turkey dinner

Be Advised, this is a two day process, so plan accordingly


  • Cookie Ingredients
  • Two mixing bowls
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 sticks Parkay Butter (At Room Temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cups C&H Sugar
  • 2 Jumbo Eggs (At Room Temperature)
  • 2 Teaspoons Adams Best Vanilla (any high quality vanilla is ok, just try to avoid using cheap imitation vanilla)

Icing Ingredients

  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lite corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Parkay butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Adams Best Vanilla (any high quality vanilla is ok, just try to avoid using cheap imitation vanilla)
  • 3 Tablespoons Hot Water


  1. Use a flour sifter to sift together the flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, and Salt into a bowl.
  2. Use a Pastry Cutter to cut in the two sticks of Parkay (butter) into the sifted mix. After cutting, the mixture should resemble something along the lines of cornmeal (give or take)
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the Sugar, Eggs, and Vanilla.
  4. Combine the two mixes together and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon until you can start kneading by hand.
  5. Knead until thoroughly mixed then form into loaves, wrap tightly in aluminum foil and place in the fridge overnight (at least 8 hours)
  6. next day (or at least 8 hours later)
  7. Preheat oven to 375
  8. Spread flour on counter to roll dough on.
  9. It is best to only have enough to work with out of the fridge, keeping the rest cool until you are ready for it.
  10. Roll the dough out to approx 3/16" thick. Cut with cookie cutters into whatever shape you like.
  11. Place cut dough onto un-greased cookie sheets and bake.
  12. Cookies will be a light golden yellow when done, DO NOT OVERBAKE.
  13. When done, carefully remove cookies from sheet and allow them to cool on wire racks.

Icing Instructions

  1. Mix all icing ingredients together in a bowl. If the icing gets hard while using, add a teaspoon of hot water and mix thoroughly, then continue icing.
  2. The icing process works best with three people. One person ice the cookies with a butter knife, one person add sprinkles if desired, and the last person lays the iced & sprinkled cookies out to dry.
  3. ENJOY!!