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German Wreaths

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Made with hard-boiled eggs! Often a Christmas cookie but good any time."
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servings 57
Original recipe yields 60 servings (4 - 5 dozen)


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  1. 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.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lightly grease two cookie sheets.
  3. Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into pencil thick strips about 6 to 8 inches long.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly colored. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 57 calories; 2.9 6.9 0.8 13 5 Full nutrition

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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 p...

Tasted quite good - I didn't make the braids, just twisted two strands together 'crown' style. Lots less frustrating that way.

It's pretty good, but it takes a long time and is frustrating.