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German Christmas Cookies


  • 1 cup shortening, half butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind


  1. Blend shortening and sugar together.
  2. Add grated lemon rind.
  3. Add eggs, reserving 1 white, and beat mixture until light.
  4. Sift flour, measure and add salt. Sift again.
  5. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients and work to a smooth, stiff dough.
  6. Shape into rolls 2 inches in diameter and chill for several hours in refrigerator.
  7. Slice 1/8-inch thick and roll on a board with flat part of the hand into fingerlike sticks.
  8. Shape like an "S." Chill again.
  9. Dip in slightly beaten egg white and then into granulated sugar.
  10. Bake at 325 degrees F until golden brown.

Makes 6 dozen.

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