Berliner Kranzer

Berliner Kranzer

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

Ingredients

servings 263 cals
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Nutrition

  • 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

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  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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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 eas...

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 clov...

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!

These are my husbands favorite christmas cookie! They are alot of work but they are so worth it. We also substitute the candied fruit for green and red colored sugar. Not as fancy, but a little ...

I added these cookies many years ago to my Christmas cookie baking and have been making them ever since. They're definitely worth the trouble! We also started a tradition of having them with c...

Cute decorative, but not super tastey. I made them into different shapes like bells, candy canes, and circular wreaths. Some members of my family really liked them and some did not.

I have been baking this cookie since 1960. I will add my recipe to this site as soon as I can In place of candied fruit, I use red and green Maraschino cherries. I cut them in half and dry t...

This is a great recipe to have for coffee and tea. One thing to add is Berliner Kranz is traditionally not a cookie. It is a whipped cream filled and topped cake with nuts something completely ...