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                          MOLDED CHRISTMAS COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          German
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       lg           Eggs
    2       c            Sugar
    1       t            Anise Extract
    4 1/2   c            Cake Flour, Sifted
 
   NOTE: These cookies are made with a special rolling
   pin or cookie cutters.
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   ~----------------- Beat eggs until very light and
   fluffy.  Gradually add sugar; beat for 15 minutes.  DO
   NOT underbeat.  Fold in anise extract and flour.  Roll
   dough 3/8-inch thick.  Thoroughly flour springerle
   mold or rolling pin.  Press molds firmly to dough.
   Cut cookies apart and place on greased and floured
   cookie sheet.  Let dry overnight at room temperture,
   covered with paper towels, or uncovered.  Preheat oven
   to 375 degrees F.  Place cookies in oven and
   immediately reduce temperature to 300 degrees F.  Bake
   for 15 minutes. Cookies should not brown.  Store
   cookies 2 to 3 weeks to mellow flavor.  These cookies
   are very hard and may be used for dunking in coffee,
   tee or cocoa.  For Christmas, paint designs with egg
   yolk colored with food coloring. Makes 6 dozen.
  
 
 
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