You are one lucky little elf my friend! This is a special family tradition recipe! And YOU get to have it! These cookies have been baked in my family for generations. They take some time and effort, but they are totally worth it!
Here is what you'll need:
1 cup sorgum
2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup shortening
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
6/1/4 cups of flour
1. Mix dry ingredients, but only 1 tsp of baking soda.
2. Cream sugar and shortening together.
3. Add sorgum and eggs.
4. Beat well.
5. Add 1 tsp soda to buttermilk and pour buttermilk mixture into the mix.
6. Add dry ingredients (mixed together includes 1 tsp soda)
Refrigerate for atleast 3 hours. You want the dough to be pretty firm, as with all cookie-cutter cookies.
Roll out dough in two-hand full amounts. You don't want to do too much because the dough will be too soft.
Cut out thick 1/2 in. in any shapes you want, but I would stick with basic shapes so the dough stays together and is easier to ice.
Bake at 350〫for 8 minutes.
(Only about half of the batch! Yay for family!)
Now for the frosting, just make the classic milk and powdered sugar mixture.
Make sure it is not too runny though. you'll know when you get the perfect consistency.
And to top it off cover with coconut! We leave some without coconut for the younger ones who aren't a fan of the coconut. But I must say, it sure gives it that extra kick of scrumptious!