Here is page 6 and part of page 7 of the vintage Spry cookbook “Aunt Jenny’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies”. This was published in 1952 and distributed by Lever Brothers Company (the maker of Spry shortening) and featured the company’s advertising character “Aunt Jenny”.
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FOR PERFECT SUGAR COOKIES
…Follow These Easy Steps!
Combine and beat thoroughly:
1/2 cup Homogenized Spry
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup sugar
2 unbeaten eggs
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda; add to Spry mixture and blend.
Add…2 tablespoons milk and mix well.
Measure out…level tablespoons of dough on Sprycoated baking sheets. Flatten cookies by stamping with a flat-bottomed glass covered with a damp cloth. Sprinkle with sugar. Or press 3 seeded raisins or split blanched almonds into cookies.
Bake…in moderately hot oven (375°F.) 10-12 minutes. Makes 3 1/2 dozen.
Orange Sugar Cookies. Add 2 teaspoons grated orange rind in first mixing step; instead of milk, use 1 tablespoon orange juice. Sprinkle cookies before baking with sugar which has been rubbed with a little grated orange rind.
Lemon Sugar Cookies. Increase grated lemon rind to 2 1/2 teaspoons; instead of milk, use 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Sprinkle cookies before baking with sugar lightly spiced with nutmeg.
Anise or Caraway Sugar Cookies. Omit nutmeg. Add 1 tablespoon aniseed or caraway seed in first mixing step.
Vanilla Sugar Cookies. Omit lemon rind and nutmeg; add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Christmas Sugar Cookies. Brush cookies before baking with slightly beaten egg white. Decorate tops as follows: (1) sprinkle with colored sugars (2) cut candied cherries several times to form leaves of poinsettias and place on each cookie. Make stems with green citron.
Raisin Sugar Cookies. Add 1/2 cup ground raisins to Spry-sugar mixture. Sprinkle cookies before baking with sugar lightly spiced with cinnamon.