Berliner Kranzer

Berliner Kranzer

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Cynthia Lang 0

"German Christmas cookie (orange-flavored wreaths)."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 263 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 75 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Cream together 1 cup sugar with butter or margarine, and shortening. Beat in 2 eggs and add orange peel.
  2. Sift flour and gradually blend into sugar mixture. Dough should hold together and not be crumbly.
  3. Take a walnut sized piece of dough, and roll in palms of hand to create a 4 to 6 inch rope. Bring ends together to form a circle, and fold ends over each other. Brush with a mixture made from beaten egg white and 2 teaspoons sugar; this makes a glossy finish. Add green citron slices for "leaves" and 1/2 red citron cherry for" berry" - use to decorate at the knot.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) on ungreased cookie sheets for 10 to 12 minutes. Bake only until cookies are light brown on bottom - just barely baked.
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KIM CURRY
12/21/2002

This is a wonderful recipe. The cookies are as beautiful as they are delicious. I would like to offer a hint, lightly flour your hands when working the dough into ropes, it makes it so much easier and chilling the dough slightly if it gets too soft does the trick. Try these cookies, the orange zest makes them wonderful!

Stephanie
12/10/2006

Great recipe. It takes time, but these cookies are very impressive on a plate. Personally I think it's essential to use fresh orange peel and I also like to add a little cinnamon and ground clove to spice it up a little.

Jacob
12/26/2007

I waited for them to turn a bit golden, they did not, took them out they were hard and bland. Waste of ingredients. I was so excited to make cookies for my German family too!