Christmas cookies



2 cups flour
2/3 cup butter or margarine
¾ cup sugar
1 tbsp. Milk
1 tsp. Baking powder
Grated peel of ½ lemon
1 egg
Rock sugar and ¼ cup shelled almonds


Let’s Cook:

Knead flour, butter, sugar, milk, baking powder, lemon peel and salt into a softball and leave to stand for one hour.  Roll out sections of the dough on a floured board to 1/8-inch thickness and cut out circles with a 2-3 inch tumbler.  Place the cookies on a small round object such as a thimble. Remove centers and use them to make more cookies.

Coat the dough “wreaths” with beaten egg and sprinkle them with a mixture of rock sugar and blanched, chopped almonds.  Bake about 15-20 minutes in a 350-degree oven until golden brown.  Leave to cool until no longer soft. Put colored ribbons through the holes and hang them on the Christmas tree.



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