Berlinerkranzer

These tender, buttery cookies are a favorite for Norwegian Christmas celebrations.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 48

Ingredients

2
hard-cooked egg yolks
2
uncooked egg yolks
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2
cups all purpose flour
1
egg white, slightly beaten
8
red candied cherries, cut into 6 pieces
8
green candied cherries, cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 In large bowl, mash hard-cooked egg yolks; combine with uncooked egg yolks and powdered sugar. Add butter and vanilla; blend well. Add flour; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 to 3 hours for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/4 of dough at a time into 12-inch rope. Cut rope into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into 6-inch rope; shape each into wreath, overlapping 1/2 inch from ends. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Brush with egg white; decorate each wreath with 1 red cherry piece and 2 or 3 green cherry pieces.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    70
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    % Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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