Berliner Kranzer8 Reviews
“German Christmas cookie (orange-flavored wreaths).” - by Cynthia Lang
Original recipe yields 4 dozen
- Cream together 1 cup sugar with butter or margarine, and shortening. Beat in 2 eggs and add orange peel.
- Sift flour and gradually blend into sugar mixture. Dough should hold together and not be crumbly.
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (24 total)
- 263 cal
- 12.8 g
- 34.6 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (8)Rate This Recipe
"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 an..." See mored chilling the dough slightly if it gets too soft does the trick. Try these cookies, the orange zest makes them wonderful!"
"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 s..." See morepice it up a little."
Cookies with Chocbit Topping
Just swipe to see more like this.