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       Title: Berlinerkranzer/betty Crocker
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 72 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Butter
       1 c  Sugar
       2 ts Grated orange peel
       2    Eggs
       4 c  Flour
       1    Egg white
       2 tb Sugar
            Cherries, candied
            Red and green for garnish
  
     DESCRIPTION:  Festive Christmas butter cookies, decorated like tiny
   wreaths and laced with a touch of orange.
   
   Heat oven to 400.  Mix butter, sugar, orange peel and eggs thoroughly.
   Blend in flour.  Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into 6-inch ropes,
   each about 1/4-inch in diameter. Form each rope into a circle, bring one
   end over and through in a single knot to form a “wreath” with the ends of
   the rope extending 1/2-inch beyond the circle. Place on ungreased baking
   sheet.  Beat egg white until foamy, add sugar 2 Tb sugar, one tb at a time,
   while beating. Brush tops of cookies with egg white. Press tiny bits of
   chopped red and green cherries in the center of the knot. Use green as
   “leaves” and red as “holly berries.” Bake 10-12 minutes, until set but not
   brown. Remove from sheets immediately.
       These freeze well for several months if well-wrapped. I always store
   them separately because other cookies tend to pick up their orange
   scent/flavor. Betty Crocker.
  
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