Day 17 of 25 Recipes of Christmas: Christmas Bells

These are fun cookies to make and eat. They are shaped like bells. It is not difficult to do, but it does take a little pre-planning.

Christmas Bells 

1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup margarine

1/2 c sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix shortening, margarine, sugar, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping or sifting. Stir flour, soda and salt together. Blend in to creamed mixture.  Color 2/3 of the dough red or green. Mold into 10 x 1 1/2″ roll. Mold this roll into a bell shape by squeezing the top together and leaving the lower half flared and curving; chill.

Save 1/4 of white dough for clappers. Roll out the rest of dough on waxed paper into a rectangle large enough to cover colored roll, about 10 x 4″; trim edges. Wrap around roll; chill again.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut 1/8″ thick slices. Place 1/2″ apart on ungreased baking sheet. Press tiny ball of dough at bottom for clapper. Bake 8-10 minutes.

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One Comment on “Day 17 of 25 Recipes of Christmas: Christmas Bells”

  1. Mallika says:

    Lovely recipe! I have a yeast allergy so this bread recipe looks perfect for me…


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