Made with hard-boiled eggs! Often a Christmas cookie but good any time.

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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large bowl cream together shortening and confectioners' sugar. Beat in uncooked egg yolks and hard-boiled eggs. Gradually blend in flour. Cover dough and chill for 8 hours or overnight.

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  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lightly grease two cookie sheets.

  • Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into pencil thick strips about 6 to 8 inches long.

  • For each cookie, braid three strips and form into a circle pinching ends together. Place cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Brush with the beaten eggwhites. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly colored. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

57 calories; 2.9 g total fat; 13 mg cholesterol; 5 mg sodium. 6.9 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2007
I liked this recipe but I make a few changes to it. Instead of the hard boiled egg I substituted shredded coconut for flavoring inside the cookie. I didn't make the full braids instead just patted out regular cookies and at times making shapes like trees snowmen stars and hearts. They went over so great that I only got 1 out of the entire batch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
It's pretty good but it takes a long time and is frustrating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2007
I liked this recipe but I make a few changes to it. Instead of the hard boiled egg I substituted shredded coconut for flavoring inside the cookie. I didn't make the full braids instead just patted out regular cookies and at times making shapes like trees snowmen stars and hearts. They went over so great that I only got 1 out of the entire batch. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2007
I liked this recipe but I make a few changes to it. Instead of the hard boiled egg I substituted shredded coconut for flavoring inside the cookie. I didn't make the full braids instead just patted out regular cookies and at times making shapes like trees snowmen stars and hearts. They went over so great that I only got 1 out of the entire batch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2002
Tasted quite good - I didn't make the braids just twisted two strands together 'crown' style. Lots less frustrating that way. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
It's pretty good but it takes a long time and is frustrating. Read More
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