Berliner Kranzer German Christmas cookie (orange-flavored wreaths).
Cream together 1 cup sugar with butter or margarine, and shortening. Beat in 2 eggs and add orange peel.Advertisement
Sift flour and gradually blend into sugar mixture. Dough should hold together and not be crumbly.
Take a walnut sized piece of dough, and roll in palms of hand to create a 4 to 6 inch rope. Bring ends together to form a circle, and fold ends over each other. Brush with a mixture made from beaten egg white and 2 teaspoons sugar; this makes a glossy finish. Add green citron slices for “leaves” and 1/2 red citron cherry for” berry” – use to decorate at the knot.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) on ungreased cookie sheets for 10 to 12 minutes. Bake only until cookies are light brown on bottom – just barely baked.
Per Serving: 263 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 34.6g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 30.8mg; sodium 75.1mg.