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If you’re looking for a super-easy vintage sugar cookie recipe for Christmas, try this!

I got this recipe from Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking, published in 1935 and compiled by J. George Frederick . The title refers to the name for fur-clad Santa in German Christmas tradition.

Ingredients
• 1 cup sugar
• ½ cup melted butter
• 2 eggs
• 1 ½ cups flour
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• Pinch salt
• Colored sugar for decoration

Instructions

Pour the melted butter over the sugar in a large mixing bowl.

The start of any good recipe-butter and sugar!

The start of any good recipe-butter and sugar!

Beat until smooth and creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating each into the mixture.
In a separate bowl, sift the baking soda through the flour, mix in the salt and then add to the liquid mixture.

This is what the dough looks like. Easy so far!

This is what the dough looks like. Easy so far!

Allow the dough to stand in a cold place for an hour.

Drop in rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet, leaving at least two inches between them for spreading. Sprinkle with colored sugar.

All ready for baking!

All ready for baking!

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Easy Christmas recipe for busy people!

Easy Christmas recipe for busy people!

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