|Name:||Kranser (Wreaths)||Contributor:||Dean Woodward|
|Description:||Norwegian Kranser (Wreath) cookies||Posted:||2005-12-22|
|Key words:||shortbread, cookie, Christmas||Category:||Desserts|
|Ingredients:||5 eggs (3 hard boiled)
1 c butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c sugar
4(?) c flour
|Preparation:||While boiling 3 eggs, cream together butter, vanilla extract, & sugar. In a separate bowl, mash the three hard-boiled egg yolks, then add in the other two (raw) egg yolks until well mixed. (Save the raw egg whites for the baking step.) Add egg mixture to butter mixture.
Add flour a little at a time until you have a soft dough.
Chill dough briefly - 30 minutes should be enough; longer is not better, it makes the dough too stiff and the cookies will be fragile.
Take a small amount of dough and roll until into a strip about 3/8" round and about 6" long. Lay on cookie sheet with the ends overlapping about 1/4" (shape of a wreath). Just before baking, brush with lightly beaten egg whites & sprinkle sugar on top. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
|Notes:||Yield: 4-5 dozen
I *think* the recipe says 4 cups of flour; the page I'm working from is older than I am... basically, work in just enough flour that it stops being "batter" and starts being "dough". When brushing egg white onto the formed cookies, don't use too much, or the egg white will stick the cookies to the pan.