Alsatian Christmas Cookies
Decorated cookies the grownups will love---they're loaded with toasted almonds and candied orange peel.
candied orange peel
beaten w/2 teaspoons water for glaze
colored icings, prepared
Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Stir in flour, almonds, cinnamon and salt, blend well. Stir in orange peel. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Roll out dough ¼ inch thickness and cut shapes with Christmas cookie cutters.
If not using icing, decorate with colored sugar or gragees before baking.
Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Decorate with icing, colored sugars, dragees, etc. Store airtight at room temp one week, freeze longer.