Chris Kringle Cookie Recipe

Chris Kringle Cookies

When I was living in Albany, NY, I got the Chris Kringle recipe from a friend of mine in 1988.  This recipe I baked for just about every holiday.  I still make these cookies (2012) for Valentine’s Day and Christmas every year.

Chris Kringle Cookie Recipe

Chris Kringle

½ cup margarine

½ cup butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 ½ tsp. cream of tartar

1 ½ tsp. baking soda * dissolve in 2 tablespoons milk

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

(Add 2 oz. unsweet chocolate before flour is added – if you want chocolate cookies)

4 ½ cups flour

Preheat oven to 350F.  Cream margarine, butter and sugar until it gets creamy (about 6 minutes).  Add eggs, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and vanilla (unsweet chocolate ONLY if you’re making chocolate cookies) and 3 cups flour; mix together until flour is mix in well.  Add the rest of flour (1 ½ cups flour).  Chill batter overnight.

Roll the cookies THICK on ungreased sheets.  Bake for 13 minutes; until light in color.

 Icing:  2 ½ – 3 cups powder sugar

6 Tbsp. margarine, softened

1/8 to 1/2 cup milk

1 -2 tsp. milk

Mix margarine with powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.  Make as THICK or THIN, as you like it.


(Recipe for Chris Kringle and Icing came from a friend, 1988)

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