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German Christmas Cookies


German Christmas Cookies recipe












Trans-fat Free


2 cups sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 ⅛ cups vegetable shortening
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
all-purpose flour
enough to stiffen
1 ounce star anise


Mix sugar, salt, shortening, eggs, and milk.

Add vanilla and anise seeds to the sugar mixture.

Mix baking powder and soda into a cup or so of flour.

Mix the flour into the sugar mixture.

Continue to add enough flour to the sugar mixture to stiffen until the dough is not sticky, up to 4 or 5 pounds.

Roll out dough on floured surface, and cut with cookie cutters.

Bake immediately at 325 to 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes.

Eat plain, dusted with sugar, or decorated.

Optionaly, half the recipe to make 7 to 8 dozen cookies.

Note: You can add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder to half of the dough, then you will have multicolour cookies.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 19g (0.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 5968% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 495mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 44%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 16% Iron 25%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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