Thursday, December 24, 2009


My inspiration to bake cookies this year came as i have a buddy who loves cookies and she came with her recipe books of cookies.  We decided to make these Norwegian wreath cookies aka Berlinerkranzer.   These are decorative holiday cookies adding quite a bright, colorful aromatic touch to your plate of cookies. They are delicious and buttery although we could not pronounced Berlinerkranzer and named it " funny sounding cookie".  Thank you Tien His for the recipe and i had a great fun baking with you.


1 cup sugar
3/4 cup margarine or butter (softened)
3/4 cup shortening
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white
2 tablespoons sugar
Red candied cherries
Green candied citron


Mix 1 cup sugar, the margarine/butter, shortening, orange peel and 2 eggs.

Stir in flour.

Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into ropes, about 6 inches long, and 1/4 inch in diameter. Form each rope into circle, crossing ends and tucking under. (This shaping method is easier than the traditional method of tying knots).

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Beat egg white and 2 tablespoons sugar until foamy. Brush over tops of cookies.

For holly berries: press bits of red candied cherries on center of knot; add little jagged leaves cut from citron.

Bake until set but not brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Immediately remove from cookie sheet.

About 6 dozen cookies.


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