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Berlinerkranser

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Makes about 36

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 hard cooked egg yolk, sieved
1 raw egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 slightly beaten egg white
1/3 cup (14) sugar cubes, crushed

Beat butter for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in flour. Cover and chill one hour. Preheat oven to 325 F. Work with a small amount of dough at a time, keeping the rest chilled until needed. Using about one tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll into six inch ropes. Shape each rope into a wreath, overlapping (form a cross) about 1 inch from the ends. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with crushed sugar cubes. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 - 17 minutes or until golden. Cool about one minute before removing to a wire rack.

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Reviews of Berlinerkranser:

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  John in FL  Oct 20, 2006
Would make this again.
My Grandmother from Berlin always made them with course sugar on top...YUM ! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Michigan  Dec 5, 2002
Would make this again.
Awesome!!! Known in my family as Grandma Swindlehurst cookies, these have been a holiday favorite for years. Although, we never shaped them into wreaths. We'd roll the dough, cut out shapes, bake, glaze with a powdered surgar/milk mixture, and sprinkle w/ sugar. These are the best. It wouldn't be Christmas with out them. 5 stars

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