These easy-to-make Christmas cookies are a must for any holiday get-together. Or better yet, leave these for Santa with a glass of warm milk and you might just get a little extra something under the tree.
In a bowl, whip together the Crisco and Dream Whip. Mix in the remaining ingredients and beat for 5 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add some food coloring to make them festive for the holidays.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and eggs together. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, then add the milk and vanilla extract. Mix until all lumps are gone.
Grease a cookie sheet with butter, and spoon the dough (about 1 teaspoon per cookie) onto the sheet, leaving enough space between them for them to spread during baking. Place in the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before frosting. Serve.