4 CHRISTMAS COOKIES FROM 1 DOUGH!
¾ cup butter, room temperature
¼ cup shortening
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 (3.4 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set them aside.
Using a stand mixer or hand mixer and a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
Beat in eggs, vanilla, and instant pudding mix.
In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture, a little at a time, mixing between additions.
Finish preparing and bake according to individual directions for Soft Frosted Christmas Cookies, Hidden Kiss Cookies, Sprinkle Pudding Cookies, or Thumbprint Cookies.