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German Christmas Cookies
1 cup shortening, half butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Blend shortening and sugar together.
Add grated lemon rind.
Add eggs, reserving 1 white, and beat mixture until light.
Sift flour, Measure and add salt. Sift again.
Slowly add sifted dry ingredients and work to a smooth, stiff dough.
Shape into rolls 2 inches in diameter and chill for several hours in refrigerator.
Slice 1/8 inch thick and roll on a board with flat part of the hand into fingerlike sticks. Shape like an "S."
Dip into slightly beaten egg white and then into granulated sugar.
Bake at 325 degrees F until golden brown.
Yield: 6 dozen
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